COVID-19 Vaccine RESOURCES
Dangerous misinformation campaigns are fueling skepticism and hesitance around the COVID-19 vaccines, a situation that both prevents achievement of herd immunity and increases the possibility that new variants will be deadly to even the vaccinated. The truth is that 99.5 percent of all COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths happening now are among the unvaccinated. As vaccination numbers lag and COVID-19 infections surge in many communities, it is imperative that IFT members have the most accurate and up-to-date information about the vaccines.
The following is intended to set the record straight about some myths and misconceptions:
illinois mask mandate
On August 27, 2021 Gov. Pritzker announced that all Illinois residents over the age of two will be required to wear a mask in all indoor settings, effective Aug. 30. The requirement is applicable to both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents statewide. The State will continue to provide free masks to schools that need them, including KN95 masks and surgical masks. Schools and districts can make requests for masks and other personal protective equipment by contacting their county emergency manager.
To find an existing vaccine location, go to Vaccines.gov.
To host a vaccination event for your staff, view this information sheet from ISBE and IDPH.
To learn more about strategies to boost vaccine confidence, check out these fact sheets: