Kankakee Mayor talks COVID-19 vaccine distribution, expected during Q1

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KANKAKEE – Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong shared the latest information received from the Department of Public Health during last night’s City Council meeting on how a COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed.

High risk groups are expected to receive the vaccine first.

“We’re going to have a tiered system in terms of who has access to the vaccine,” Mayor Wells-Armstrong said Monday night. “As it becomes more available, it’ll be more accessible by the public.”

Among groups expected to be prioritized for vaccine access include long-term care facilities, first responders and health care workers.

Distribution is expected to begin during the first quarter of next year.

On Monday, Kankakee County Health Department announced 46 new cases of the virus. There have now been 92 cases so far since October 1st in the County, with 2,887 since the pandemic began in Kankakee.

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