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80 Percent Of Illinois Adults Have Gotten At Least 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Shot, CDC Says

CDC data shows high percentages of all Illinois age groups have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, including nearly 95 percent of those 65 and older.

COVID-19 vaccines are administered by Jewel-Osco pharmacists to union workers at the IUOE Local 399 union hall ahead of Vice President Kamala Harris's visit to discuss vaccine rollouts and union work in Chicago on April 6, 2021.
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CHICAGO — Eighty percent of Illinoisans 18 and up have received at least one COVID-19 shot, and nearly two-thirds are fully vaccinated, data show.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures show more than 7.9 million Illinois adults, or about 80.4 percent in the state, have gotten a vaccine dose. Just over 63 percent adults in the state are fully vaccinated.

Those numbers differ slightly from Illinois Department of Public Health figures, because the CDC also culls information from the federal database as well as the state’s. The CDC is counting Illinois residents who have been vaccinated in other states and people vaccinated in federal prisons, for example.

Separately, Chicago Department of Public Health officials announced Friday more than 10,000 vaccine doses have been given to residents in their own homes.

The city rolled out the at-home vaccination program in March to better reach homebound Chicagoans. The city expanded eligibility in June so now all Chicagoans 12 and up can sign up to get their shots at home.

Up to 10 people can be vaccinated at a time during an at-home appointment, so Chicagoans can invite family, friends or neighbors to their home to be vaccinated together. Appointments are available 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m, Monday through Friday. Call 312-746-4835 or register at to make an appointment.

The program uses the Johnson & Johnson vaccines for adults and Pfizer for 12- to 17-year-olds.

Vaccines are free and do not require insurance. Anyone 12 and up can get a shot.


• In Illinois, about 6.95 million people — or 54.52 percent of the state’s 12.7 million people — have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccine shots, according to state data.

• Across the state, 19,853 vaccine doses are being administered per day, based on a seven-day rolling average.

• Illinois and Chicago have administered at least 14,340,302 vaccine doses of the 17,123,675 provided to them.

• City data shows more than 1.53 million Chicagoans — or 57 percent of all residents — are fully vaccinated. Just over 62 percent of all Chicagoans have gotten at least one shot.

The numbers:

• Since Thursday, 147 Illinoisans were reported dead from COVID-19.

• At least 24,639 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,636 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.

• The state reported 12,056 cases since Thursday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in Illinois up to 1,598,757.

• Since Thursday, 411,798 tests were reported statewide. In all, 30,720,108 tests have been reported in Illinois.

• Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate was at 4.1 percent. The figure represents the percentage of people testing positive among recent tests. It also was at 4.1 percent Thursday.

• Illinois’ seven-day test positivity rate, which measures the percentage of tests that were positive, was at 3.6 percent. It was at 4.6 percent Thursday.

• As of Thursday night, 463 people with COVID-19 were in the ICU and 265 people with COVID-19 were using ventilators in Illinois.

• In Chicago, 14 deaths were reported since Thursday. There have been at least 5,730 deaths from COVID-19 in Chicago. The city is seeing an average of 3.86 deaths per day, down 23 percent from a week ago.

• Chicago has had a total of 311,677 confirmed cases. An average of 465 confirmed cases are being reported per day, a 9 percent increase from the week prior.

• On average, 15,438 tests are being done each day, up 32 percent from this time last week.

• Chicago’s positivity rate was at 3.2 percent, down from 3.8 percent a week ago.

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