SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois is battling a resurgence of the coronavirus, the governor is laying groundwork for distributing a vaccine when it becomes available.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday that vaccines will first go to health care workers battling the virus, long-term care residents and other vulnerable populations. But beyond that, he said the plan will take shape around what the federal government approves.
Officials said a vaccine could be available by year’s end at the earliest. Illinois reported 69 new deaths from the virus on Wednesday and 4,352 new infections.