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Illinois administers record 130K-plus vaccines, as expansion of eligibility opens outside Chicago and Cook County


A record 130,021 coronavirus vaccine doses were administered in Illinois on Wednesday, public health officials reported, reaching a statewide total of 2,440,950. The previous daily record was 95,375 doses, administered Feb. 12.The milestone comes as Illinoisans outside Cook County who are younger than 65 and have preexisting health conditions are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine as part of the state’s 1B+ phase.

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