Phase 1B COVID Vaccinations Expand in Illinois: Here’s What You Need to Know

Phase 1B COVID Vaccinations Expand in Illinois: Here’s What You Need to Know
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Illinois’ Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations expanded Thursday as the state opened up eligibility to a much larger group of residents.

Known as Phase 1B Plus, the current phase of Illinois’ COVID vaccine rollout now includes people with certain high-risk medical conditions and comorbidities. But that won’t be the case everywhere.

Here’s what we know so far about the expanded Phase 1B, which began on Feb. 25:

Who Is Eligible Under Phase 1B Plus and When?

Beginning Feb. 25, the state increased eligibility for Phase 1B to include people with certain underlying conditions and comorbidities.

The list of qualifying high-risk medical conditions (which is subject to change) includes:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart…



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