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IDPH endorses bivalent COVID-19 booster recommendation for children 5 and older
information gathered by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (October 15, 2022) – Following the CDC’s recommendation this week of the new bivalent boosters for children five and older, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Sameer Vohra is recommending parents and guardians get children vaccinated and fully protected to avoid the most severe effects of COVID-19. Director Vohra is also reminding parents that with flu season underway, they should also take action to protect their children from the risk of serious illness by getting the COVID-19 and flu vaccines. Children can receive both these vaccinations at the same time. More than 890,000 Illinoisans have received a dose of the new, bivalent COVID-19 vaccines since they were approved for use in early September, including almost 190,000 doses in the last week.
On Friday the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported a total of 3,784,083 cases, including 35,125 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois since the beginning of the pandemic. Illinois announced 10,416 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week.
As of Thursday night, 991 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 112 patients were in the ICU and 39 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.
Illinois interactive graphs
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Lake County cases
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