IL expanding vaccine eligibility to people with certain conditions

Map shows 16 new COVID cases in our local counties

IL expanding vaccine eligibility to people with certain conditions

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Illinois is expanding Phase 1B vaccine eligibility on February 25 to people who have comorbidities and underlying conditions as defined by the CDC.

Illinois will also prioritize individuals with disabilities.

State officials say the vaccine supply has increased by nearly 30 percent, including a 5 percent increase this week.

The state will begin working with local health departments and other providers across the state to include these additional higher-risk individuals into their community vaccination plans in the weeks ahead.

This list is subject to change as guidance evolves and does not reflect an order of priority:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Condition
  • Immunocompromised State from a Solid Organ Transplant
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sickle Cell Disease

Illinois’ current statewide seven-day rolling case positivity rate is 3.3 percent as of February 10 – the lowest rate since July 2020.

Wednesday, Illinois reported 2,825 new COVID-19 cases and 53 new deaths.

The total in the state is now 1,152,995 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19,739 total deaths.

The state map shows five new cases in Wayne County, seven new cases in White County, four new cases in Wabash County, and zero new cases in Edwards County.

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

  • Wayne County - 1,637 cases, 44 deaths
  • White County - 1,559 cases, 23 deaths
  • Wabash County - 1,287 cases, 12 deaths
  • Edwards County - 510 cases, 9 deaths

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