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Pritzker: Illinois Ready To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Governor Pritzker says Illinois is ready to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available. His comments follow news that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is seeking federal permission to release the first vaccine. The vaccine has had a 90-percent success rate and will be free to the public if approved. Last month, Illinois laid out a vaccine plan, which would prioritize frontline workers and at-risk populations for the first batch. In the meantime, the governor said the state will continue to find ways to prevent the virus from spreading.