Illinois is started its Phase 1-B COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan on Monday, which includes people 65 and older and front-line essential workers like teachers, first responders, and postal and public transit employees. Front-line hospital and health care workers and long-term care facility workers and residents remain a priority.
As the state moves into Phase One B, Governor Pritzker is asking everyone to be patient.
The governor added that in the coming weeks vaccine deliveries should increase and more vaccination sites are coming in Illinois aided by the National Guard.
As of January 24th, more than 680-thousand vaccines have been administered in Illinois.