The 21st Show

Roundtable: COVID-19 And Boosters


Almost 62% of Illinoisans, ages 12 and up, are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, but in some parts of the state, like Southern Illinois, that number is much lower, as hospitals in the region have reached capacity in their ICUs. Meanwhile, Pfizer announced it is prepared to submit data to the FDA showing that the vaccine is safe and effective for children ages 5-11. Booster shots are also becoming increasingly available for those who are already fully vaccinated. We were joined by reporters from around the state to talk about the latest on the pandemic in Illinois. 


Mitchell Armentrout

Staff reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times

Eric Stock

Reporter for WGLT in Bloomington-Normal

Christine Herman

Health reporter, Illinois Public Media and Side Effects Public Media



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