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Suburban Cook to expand vaccine eligibility Monday
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is to announce the move this morning at an event with Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Thursday, April 08, 2021
Crain's Chicago Business
by A.D. Quig

Suburban Cook County will expand vaccine eligibility to all adults 16 and up on Monday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will announce this morning at an event with Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

29.5 percent of suburban Cook County residents and 82.1 percent of seniors have received at least one dose, and 14.4 percent have had their doses completed. Since March 22, Cook County has been vaccinating those under Phase 1A, 1B and 1B+ which includes those over 16 with certain underlying health conditions.

Suburban Cook had often matched its eligibility rollout to the city of Chicago. Both were limiting appointments to select vaccine groups to respond to what they said was low supply. Cook now tracks instead with the state and a majority of its counties.

As of April 5, the states Department of Public Health reported that 84 of Illinois 102 counties had expanded vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and up. The state authorized all local health departments that were seeing early signs of unfilled appointments to start vaccinating everyone 16 and up at their discretion in order to use their vaccine as quickly as possible and mitigate a rise in new COVID-19 cases.

Those interested in booking an appointment in the suburbs can visit vaccine.cookcountyil.gov when more first-dose appointments open up, or call 1-833-308-1988, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Chicago is on track to expand vaccine eligibility to all adults 16 and up May 1. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said this week that local officials are actively engaged with the state about the need for more vaccine in the highly populated Northeast region. She said she hopes those conversations will result in more vaccine coming to Chicago and suburban Cook and the surrounding area.

Current Chicago vaccine status

As of Nov. 6, probable cases (including positive antigen tests and cases that meet clinical criteria but are not yet confirmed) are being included in the state's confirmed COVID-19 case count.

CHICAGO'S DAILY TOTAL VACCINE DOSES ADMINISTERED

Chicago's vaccine distribution vs death rate
TOTAL VACCINE DOSES (ZIP CODE)
Total doses
= 36,000+
= 27,001 to 36,000
= 18,001 to 27,000
= 9,001 to 18,000
= 0 to 9,000
CUMULATIVE COVID-19 DEATH RATE (ZIP CODE)
COVID-19 death rate
= 300+
= 226 to 300
= 151 to 225
= 76 to 150
= 0 to 75
Note: Vaccine data as of April 5. Death rate data is for the week ending April 3.
Sources: City of Chicago

Current Illinois status

ILLINOIS' DAILY TOTAL VACCINE DOSES ADMINISTERED

VACCINATION RATE BY COUNTY
Percent vaccinated
= 24.0%+
= 18.1% to 24.0%
= 12.1% to 18.0%
= 6.1% to 12.0%
= 0 to 6.0%
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Note: Vaccine data last updated April 5. Cook County figure combines Suburban Cook data with Chicago data.
Sources: Illinois Department of Public Health

ILLINOIS' NEW DAILY CORONAVIRUS CASES

Note: A backlog in data processing resulted in a previous days' data to be included in the results reported on Sept. 4.

Illinois' total known coronavirus cases

ILLINOIS' DAILY FATAL CORONAVIRUS CASES

NUMBER OF DAILY ILLINOIS TESTS

Note: The daily number of persons reported electronically for testing of COVID-19 at IDPH, commercial or hospital laboratories. The February 29 figure includes 61 tests that were administered between January 24 and February 28.

STATEWIDE SEVEN-DAY AVERAGE PERCENT POSITIVITY RATE FOR COVID-19

Current Chicago status

CHICAGO'S TOTAL NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES

CHICAGO'S KNOWN CORONAVIRUS CASES


Note: Does not include persons with pending COVID-19 tests or persons with COVID-19 related illness who have not been tested.

Hospital bed status

Hospital ICU bed status

Hospital ventilators status


Source: Illinois Department of Public Health



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