IL Gov. Pritzker releases details on state’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan

IL Gov. Pritzker releases details on state’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Illinois Governor JB Pritzker gave his daily coronavirus briefing on Friday afternoon.

You can watch his full update in the video below:

The governor provided updates on the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. He says the state of Illinois will only distribute a vaccine once it is deemed completely safe by health officials.

Gov. Pritzker says that Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccination program should be offered to health care personnel and long-term care facility residents. Overall, Illinois is expected to acquire 109,000 initial doses during the first round of shipments from the federal government.

During the governor’s briefing, the following information was laid out in regard to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines:

Pfizer Vaccine

  • 95% effective
  • Two doses over three weeks
  • Ultra-cold storage
  • December 10 review
  • First distribution - Dec. 13-19

Moderna Vaccine

  • 94% effective
  • Two doses over four weeks
  • Standard freezer storage
  • December 17 review
  • First distribution - Dec. 20-26

The state map shows 10,526 new COVID-19 cases and 148 new deaths Friday.

Illinois now has at least 770,088 total positive COVID-19 cases and 12,974 deaths statewide.

The map shows two new deaths in Wayne County and one new death in Edwards County.

It shows 21 new cases in Wayne County, 17 new cases in White County, 13 new cases in Wabash County, and 10 new cases in Edwards County.

Illinois Coronavirus Website

Here are the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths reported in our area:

  • Wayne County - 989 cases, 34 deaths
  • White County - 681 cases, 9 deaths
  • Wabash County - 659 cases, 8 deaths
  • Edwards County - 252 cases, 4 deaths

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