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CPS: 90 percent of staff vaccinated as health officials monitor new COVID-19 variant

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

CHICAGO - Chicago's top doctor expects omicron to be here, possibly by mid-December, as more CPS staff have become fully-vaccinated.
"Critical that you get vaccinated, critical that you get boosted, okay," said CPS CEO Dr. Pedro Martinez. "That's also going to really help."
In a news conference Tuesday, Martinez told reporters that more than 90 percent of CPS staff is now fully-vaccinated. As well as almost half of students 12 and up and 12.6 percent of students 5 to 11.
The district is also looking to expand its testing of students - up to 40,000 a week.
Dr. Arwady said there are no plans...
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Chicago's top doctor all but certain Omicron COVID-19 variant already in US 'Get a booster now'

Chicago's top doctor all but certain Omicron COVID-19 variant already in US 'Get a booster now'

1 month ago   |   By ABC

Despite concern over the Omicron variant, health officials say you shouldn't wait until new boosters are developed.
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Illinois health officials prepare for ‘likely' arrival of omicron variant, but for now delta remains top COVID-19 concern

1 month ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

“We're still in a holding pattern” with omicron, Illinois' top doctor said.
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