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Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,022 new coronavirus cases, 44 deaths; Illinois set to expand 1B vaccine eligibility Thursday

1 month ago   |   By ABC

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, with 44 deaths.
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JOCO health officials to make COVID-19 vaccine available to more people next week

JOCO health officials to make COVID-19 vaccine available to more people next week

1 month ago   |   By KMBC

County is also receiving additional doses to focus on K-12 teachers
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Best Buy To Offer PTO To Vaccinated Hourly Employees

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota-based Best Buy announced Thursday it will give employees paid time off for employees who get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The company also announced a one-time bonus for all hourly employees in the U.S.
Best Buy's statement clarified employees will not have time off to get the vaccine, but rather will be gifted time off to use as they please once their vaccination has been verified. Part-time employees will receive four hours and full-timers will get double that.
RELATED: Best Buy Boosts Starting Hourly Pay To $15 An Hour
Employees who have side effects from the vaccine...
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Walz To Announce 70% Of Minnesotans 65+ Will Receive Vaccine Before Expanding Eligibility

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - A spokesperson for Gov. Tim Walz said the governor will announce Thursday that the state will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to 70% of Minnesotans over 65 before expanding eligibility to other groups.
The spokesperson said the state hopes to reach that milestone by the end of March.
“Governor Walz is committed to giving Minnesota seniors the opportunity to be vaccinated before opening up the process more widely,” spokesperson Teddy Tschann said.
Walz is expected to provide more details on Minnesota's evolving vaccination strategy at a press conference Thursday...
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Illinois begins offering COVID-19 vaccine to people with health conditions Thursday, but most Chicago-area counties will not. Here's why

1 month ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

Illinois is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to people under age 65 with health conditions Thursday, but it likely will be difficult for Chicago-area residents to find shots in coming days.
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