Illinois Surpasses 1 Million Mark for Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Shots
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

The number of Illinois residents who have received a dose of the new, bivalent COVID-19 vaccines continues to climb. Health officials say one-point-one-million Illinoisans have received the shot since they were approved for use last month. The new bivalent vaccines are designed to offer added protection from the now-dominant strains of the Omicron variant.