April 13, 2021

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Pritzker to expand Illinois COVID vaccine eligibility starting April 12 – Chicago Tribune

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The requirements for those with health conditions applies to Chicagoans 16 and older, and will follow the Illinois Department of Health’s guidelines that include cancer, lung disease, heart conditions and other ailments that put individuals at greater risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19. Unlike the rest of the state, however, Chicago will not include smokers in that category and will expand to additional conditions such as HIV/AIDS, liver disease and schizophrenia. Essential jobs will be defined as industries such as restaurants, construction, finance, media and other categories.

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