The City of Chicago and Zocdoc, the leader in online healthcare scheduling, announced a partnership where Zocdoc will serve as the City’s main platform for eligible Chicago residents to find and book COVID-19 vaccinations. Zocdoc will aggregate real-time appointment availability from select Chicago POD (Point of Dispensing) sites, as...
By Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner A recent change to the Illinois Medicaid prescription plan is making it difficult for many to get medications, especially on Chicago's South and West sides. It is a potential dilemma for millions in Illinois. Two months ago, Medicaid clients were...
(CHICAGO) – At the rate the virus is spreading, January will be the deadliest month of COVID-19 in the United States, with minority communities shouldering the brunt of the consequences. Community leaders, South Side clergy, and healthcare providers in Chicago are urging legislators not to wait to put more...
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Lake County’s positive coronavirus infection numbers are on a rollercoaster. Since reaching its highest ever daily count of 720 new cases on November 13, the county’s daily numbers of new cases have ranged from a low of 235 to a high of 552. Health officials warned of an uptick in cases...
The FDA authorized Pfizer's vaccine last week. By Ivan Pereira, ABC News The rollout of the first coronavirus vaccine began Monday morning as the first doses of the Pfizer medication was administered to health care workers and nursing home staffers. A critical care nurse from Northwell Long Island Jewish Medical Center was...
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 reported 8,256 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 179 additional deaths. In Cook County the deaths by gender and age range included one female, 40s; three males, 40s; three males, 50s;...
By Patrick Forrest Community Hospital is one of five healthcare facilities in Indi­ana to receive the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine next month, according to Indiana State Depart­ment of Health officials. The an­nouncement comes as the nation and Northwest Indiana prepare for a Thanksgiving likely to be unlike...
Crusader Staff Report Loretto Hospital will offer free mammograms during October for uninsured or underinsured West Side residents. The free 2D and 3D tomosynthesis mammograms is offered for residents of Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and those in the surrounding communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women and white...
More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults By William Wan, Washington Post The coronavirus is killing Hispanic, Black and American Indian children at much higher numbers than their White peers, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. The numbers —...