Stephenson County Health Department Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine

STEPHENSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS — The Stephenson County Health Department has issued a statement regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival in Region 1.

Local health departments in Region 1 are announcing that a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine has arrived to the region.

While not all the counties in the region are receiving allocations of vaccine, the vaccine is being utilized in the region to reach healthcare workers and long term care residents that are most at risk as part of the Phase 1a vaccine distribution.

As more vaccine becomes available, additional shipments of vaccine will be allocated to continue to meet the priority group populations in additional areas of the region.

As of December 16, 2020 the Stephenson County Health Department has reported 3,011 positive cases with 2,567 people recovered, and 39 deaths.

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