AMITA Health St. Mary's Hospital Kankakee is hosting two vaccine-related events this week — a question-and-answer session on COVID-19 vaccines and a Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic.
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But Brazil has stepped back from the edge — at least for now — as burial and hospital services no longer face collapse.
As of April 26, Kankakee County has recorded 13,827 COVID cases since the pandemic began last year.
Gov. JB Pritzker announced a new state program Monday that aims to increase vaccine access in low-income, vulnerable communities and to connect residents to COVID-19 assistance programs for transportation, food, utilities or other resources.
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U.S. health advisers on Friday urged resuming COVID-19 vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson's single-dose shot, saying its benefits outweigh a rare risk of blood clots — in line with Europe's rollout.
Over 1,600 first dose appointments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are available at Illinois National Guard clinics today, Wednesday and Thursday in Kankakee.
Though most schools and restaurants are open, over 17 percent of the population is vaccinated and the weather is warming up, Kankakee County is not yet out of COVID-19's grip.
Students at Bradley Central will return to full remote learning from April 19-30 thanks to a rash of positive cases of COVID-19.
The Illinois National Guard will be returning next week to administer shots of the Moderna vaccine at three mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Kankakee and one site in Watseka.
The statewide unemployment rate in Illinois fell three-tenths of a percentage point in March, to 7.1 percent, as the daily count of new COVID-19 cases and the case positivity rate appeared to be leveling.
Riverside Healthcare will be providing COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine shots on Thursday, April 15 at the Riverside West Kankakee location from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
COVID-19 vaccinations are projected to not slow down in Kankakee County this week while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is put on pause, according to Kankakee County Health Administrator John Bevis.
The U.S. is recommending a "pause" in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.
Appointments are still available for the Moderna clinic on Wednesday, which will also be accepting walk-in appointments until 4:00 p.m.
With the promise of additional federal COVID-19 relief dollars, local school districts are making plans for how to spend the influx of money
Single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Carle Iroquois County locations this week have been suspended.
Kankakee County administered 4,508 COVID-19 vaccine doses in the past seven days, up from 4,162 in the previous seven days.
Public health officials on Wednesday announced 3,790 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 out of 80,628 test results reported over the previous 24 hours.