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All Illinoisans Age 16 and Up Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine on April 12

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said that as of April 12, all Illinois residents age 16-years-old and above would be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Posted: Mar 18, 2021 11:47 AM
Updated: Mar 19, 2021 1:49 PM

On Thursday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker provided an update on eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine in the state.

According to Gov. Pritzker, as of April 12, all Illinois residents age 16-years-old and above will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Gov. Pritzker says the decision to expand the state's eligibility was made in part due to the increased supply of the COVID-19 vaccine.

"The Biden administration has met or exceeded all of its vaccine projections to date, and I have every confidence that they will continue to do so," Gov. Pritzker said.

"That's why I'm pleased to announce that I'm directing every jurisdiction that receives allotments of vaccine through the state of Illinois to expand eligibility to all residents 16 and older on Monday, April 12," Gov. Pritzker continued.

According to the governor, this directive covers all vaccination sites throughout the state.

Gov. Pritzker also said that prior to the April 12 extension of the vaccine to all individuals age 16-years-old and above, other individuals who aren't yet eligible to receive the vaccine would become eligible.

You can hear Thursday's full message from Gov. Pritzker on his Facebook page.


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