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Boosters Encouraged After Several Covid Breakthrough Deaths in Illinois

(Springfield, IL)  Illinois residents that are eligible for a Covid booster shot, are being encouraged to get them, after a series of breakthrough Coronavirus deaths. Illinois Health officials say 91 of the state’s 181 recorded deaths last week were in people who had received full doses of the 3 available vaccines. Officials did point out that the majority of breakthrough deaths were in those 65 and older…the group that is the most vulnerable to the most severe symptoms of Covid-19. Those encouraged to get a 3rd shot most are those over 65, or 50 and over with underlying health conditions.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (11-1-21)



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