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Local health departments likely to receive less vaccine for first doses in the coming weeks – WSIL TV

Posted: February 17, 2021 at 12:52 am


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WREX) If you were scheduled to receive the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine soon, you may need to wait a little bit longer.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced beginning this week, local health departments and other COVID-19 vaccine providers will begin to receive a larger share of second doses to accommodate a greater number of second doses coming due.

With federal shipments of the vaccine to Illinois remaining limited, this will mean providers will receive a smaller share of first doses.

Based on federal projections of vaccine shipments, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) anticipates these allocations will hold steady for the next several weeks, before allocations of first doses can once again increase in March.

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