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City Workers Will Get To Leave Work Early Nov. 12 To Help Kids Get Their Shots For Vaccination Awareness Day

"The whole city is going to be able to receive vaccine," Dr. Allison Arwady said. "Make it a family affair. Let's get it done."

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Get COVID-19 Vaccines, Flu Shots And Checkups For The Whole Family Saturday At Kosciuszko Park

A fall health fair with family-friendly games and activities will be held Saturday in Logan Square.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

With Little Notice, Chicago To Cancel School For First-Ever ‘Vaccination Awareness Day’

The announcement comes two days after federal officials authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

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Chicago’s COVID-19 Cases On The Rise Again — But Vaccinated People Can Safely Gather For Holidays, Top Doc Says

"I think we would be very lucky to not see an increase in COVID," Dr. Allison Arwady said of the coming months.

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One Of Chicago’s First 9-Year-Olds To Get Vaccinated Has A Message: More People Should Get Their Shots

Fourth-grader Kate Johns said she'll show off her COVID-19 vaccine mark all day, adding, "The pinch was not as bad as the flu shot."

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Kids 5 And Older Can Now Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19. Here’s How To Get The Shots In Chicago

Health care providers will start administering doses to kids Wednesday.

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Chicago Moves To Offer Increased COVID-19 Testing In Lieu Of Student Quarantine

Chicago Public Schools plans to launch a test-to-stay pilot program that would give unvaccinated students exposed to COVID-19 the option of frequent testing to stay on campus.

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CPS No Longer Plans To Test All Students, Staff Every Week, Walking Back Promise Made This Summer

The district has been criticized for months over its COVID-19 testing, which got off to a slow start and continues to lag.

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2 States Removed From Chicago’s Travel Advisory — But Others Added Back

South Carolina, Texas and the Virgin Islands were removed from the advisory, and California and Mississippi were put back on the list.

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Can Kids Visit Santa This Year? Get Vaccinated Soon For A Safe Holiday Season, Top Doc Says

There is still time for people to get fully vaccinated before Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa, Dr. Allison Arwady said.

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FBI Investigating Loretto Hospital’s Vaccination Program As Part Of A Criminal Probe

After Block Club Chicago reported how doses went to ineligible people with ties to hospital administrators, a federal grand jury opened a criminal investigation.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

86% Of Chicago City Employees Have Reported COVID-19 Vaccination Status

The Police Department remains the least compliant city agency: Of its 12,758 workers, 3,435 have yet to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Chicago’s Vaccine Mandate For Police Temporarily Suspended By Judge Amid Fight With Police Union

The move halts Mayor Lori Lightfoot's mandate for officers as the city and the Fraternal Order of Police battle over the issue in court.

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Chicago’s Seniors Are The Most At Risk From COVID — But They’re Lagging Behind The Nation In Getting Vaccinated

The city health department is rolling out initiatives to boost vaccinations among older folks, who are the most at risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.

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Beloved Logan Square Teacher Who Died From COVID-19 Honored With Street Sign: ‘Olga Was A Super Angel’

Olga Quiroga was honored with a street sign near Funston Elementary School in Logan Square, where she spent years educating and inspiring her students.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chicago COVID Cases Still Need To Drop Before Mask Mandate Can End, Top Doc Says

Once Chicago is out of the substantial risk category for new cases, and if it stays out for a period, then the mask mandate could potentially be lifted, Dr. Allison Arwady said.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For Young Students Not A Consideration ‘Any Time Soon,’ City’s Top Doc Says

Doses for kids 5-11 soon will get emergency approval, but health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady wants full authorization from the federal government before potentially making it a requirement for kids to get them for school.

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Aldermen Will Try To Fight Chicago Worker Vaccine Mandate With Special Meeting

The mandate requires all city workers to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 31 unless they have an exemption. The majority of workers have complied.

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COVID-19 Vaccines For Kids 5-11 Will Soon Be Available. Here’s How They Can Get Shots In Chicago

Chicago expects to receive nearly 100,000 pediatric doses that first week, while there are an estimated 210,448 kids ages 5-11 here.

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4 States Taken Off Chicago’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory — And Another 8 Could Be Gone Next Week

Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland Mississippi were removed from the advisory, leaving 41 states and two territories on the list.

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