Wayne Co. health officials starting vaccine call list for 12-17 year olds

6 new COVID cases reported in area Ill. counties
IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update.
IL Gov. Pritzker giving daily update.(WFIE)
Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 4:21 PM CDT
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ILLINOIS (WFIE) - Illinois health officials are reporting six new coronavirus cases in local counties Thursday.

Of those newly reported cases, two are in Wayne County, two are in White County, and two are in Wabash County.

No new cases were reported in Edwards County, and no new deaths were reported in our area.

The state has now had 1,348,176 confirmed cases and 22,136 total deaths.

The FDA approval for emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15 is expected anytime.

The health department in Wayne County is getting ready for it.

They ask parents of 12-17 year olds to call them at 618-842-5166 to add your child to call sheet.

Officials want to see what the community interest is so they don’t order too much of the vaccine.

They are still taking weekly appointments for ages 18 & above for Moderna vaccinations.

[Illinois COVID-19 website]

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

  • Wayne County - 1,762 cases, 52 deaths
  • White County - 1,690 cases, 26 deaths
  • Wabash County - 1,344 cases, 12 deaths
  • Edwards County - 568 cases, 12 deaths

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