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COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Available In Chicago. Here’s How To Get One If You Qualify

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots have all been approved, though with different eligibility requirements.

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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Highly Protective For Kids 5-11, Company Announces

Federal officials are soon expected to announce if they'll allow the shots to be used on children in that age group.

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Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots Could Come This Weekend If They Get Federal Approval

Officials are considering if they'll allow people to "mix and match" their vaccines and if they'll extend booster eligibility to younger people.

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Getting Kids 5-11 Vaccinated Will Rely On Pediatricians, Local Health Experts Under White House Plan

The Pfizer shot is expected to be approved for that age group — which covers about 28 million kids — in coming weeks, with other vaccines coming down the pipeline.

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21 Chicago Police Officers Told To Stop Working For Refusing To Report Vaccination Status

It could take days to see how many Chicago officers will ultimately be taken off the streets for defying the city's order.

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Florida, Hawaii Come Off Chicago’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory

There are now 45 states and two territories on the advisory.

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Park District Workers Must Be Fully Vaccinated By Dec. 15 Or They’ll Be Tested, Agency Announces

Park District workers who meet the vaccine requirement will be given one additional personal day.

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Mask Mandate Could Be Removed In Time For Holidays If COVID Numbers Fall, Pritzker Says

Though COVID-19 numbers have dropped in recent weeks, they remain higher than they were before the Delta variant hit. Chicago is still in the "substantial" risk category when it comes to new cases.

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CPS Staff More Likely Than Police, Fire Department Employees To Be Vaccinated

About 86 percent of Chicago Public Schools employees are vaccinated, officials said.

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More Than One-Third Of Chicago Cops Could Be Punished For Not Reporting Vaccination Status — But FOP Boss Says ‘Hold The Line’

All city workers were required to report if they were vaccinated by Friday; those that didn't would be put on a no-pay status, officials repeatedly warned.

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COVID-19 Cases Climbing In Northern States As Colder Weather Sets In — But Chicago Still Stable

Illinois and Chicago are not reporting a rise in cases, but officials have expressed concerns about the winter.

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Judge Orders Police Union Leader To Stop Encouraging Cops To Defy City’s Vaccine Mandate

The city and its largest police union have filed dueling lawsuits over Chicago's vaccine mandate.

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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Boosters OK’d By Key Panel, But They Still Need Federal Approval

Officials hope the booster shots can increase the level of protection people have, though they’ve said the shots remain largely effective at preventing serious illness and death.

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Chicago’s Police Union Boss Is Encouraging Strike Over Vaccine Mandate, City Says While Filing Lawsuit

"I cannot and will not stand idly by while the rhetoric of conspiracy theorists threatens the health and safety of Chicago’s residents and first responders," Mayor Lightfoot said.

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Police Officers, Other City Workers Could Be Fired If They Don’t Show Up For Work Over Vaccine Mandate, Officials Say

The city and its largest police union are in a standoff over a requirement that workers report their vaccination status by Friday.

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Chicago Readying To Vaccinate Kids 5-11 Once COVID Shots Are Approved, Top Doc Says

The city's health department could reopen larger vaccination sites, and CPS can vaccinate kids at clinics, among other options.

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Chicago Public Schools Will Relax Its Employee COVID Vaccine Mandate

CPS will allow unvaccinated employees to continue working after a Friday COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadline if they take a weekly coronavirus test.

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6 Places Could Come Off Chicago’s Travel Advisory Next Week

The advisory currently includes 47 states and three territories, as the United States has struggled to get control over the Delta outbreak.

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Chicago Police Union Boss Urges Officers Not To Tell City If They’re Vaccinated, Predicts 50% Drop In Cops

Four Chicago police officers have died from COVID-19, and thousands have had the virus.

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Trick Or Treating Is Back This Halloween In Chicago, City Says. Here’s How To Do It Safely

Unvaccinated kids should wear masks while trick or treating, and people shouldn't give out candy if they feel sick, according to the city.

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