Inhaling away the virus: Is the next generation of COVID vaccines on its way?

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The LaSalle County Health Department is preparing for the next phase of vaccine distribution. In Phase 1B, anyone age 65 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine along with essential workers.

The health department is asking those eligible to sign up for notifications on when vaccine clinics will be scheduled. Those who sign up will receive an email with a link to make an appointment to receive the vaccine. The health department says appointments are necessary to make sure that social distancing can still be observed at the clinics.

In addition to those age 65-years and older, first responders, educators, food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, and several other groups are eligible to receive the vaccine.

The form people are asked to fill out is on the LaSalle County Health Department's web site.