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Illinois Sets New Vaccination Record as State Works on Phased Reopening Plan

A National Guard member guides people entering the United Center mass COVID-19 vaccination site on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Chicago. The site expects to administer 6,000 shots per day at full capacity and will remain open seven days a week for eight weeks. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Illinois officials continue working on a phased reopening plan while the state sets a new vaccination record. The seven-day average for COVID-19 vaccinations is now more than 100-thousand doses. Yesterday, state health officials reported almost two-thousand new confirmed cases and 19 fatalities. Chicago is expected to announce March 29th as the start date for the next vaccination phase. Governor J-B Pritzker is expected to announce how Phase Four of the reopening plan for the state will be modified later this week.


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