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McLean County residents are getting their COVID boosters as 1st and 2nd doses stall

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The county's rate of fully vaccinated has not increased much over the last month. It's at 55.6%, compared with the state average of 57.3%.

COVID vaccinations in McLean County have reached their highest pace in over five months.

McLean County has averaged close to 700 daily vaccinations over the last week, according to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). That’s about four times the rate of COVID vaccinations the county saw in mid-October and the county’s highest rate since May 25.

It appears expanded eligibility for COVID booster shots for Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson has largely contributed to the increase. The county's rate of fully vaccinated has not increased much over the last month. It's at 55.6%, compared with the state average of 57.3%.

The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) reported 15 McLean County residents are hospitalized with COVID-19 and 199 people are isolating at home. That’s the county’s lowest total since Aug. 2.

There have been 276 COVID-related deaths in McLean County since the start of the pandemic.

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