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AARP analysis finds nearly 11 percent of Black older adults lack health insurance

“While the Affordable Care Act has greatly reduced the number of older adults who are uninsured, coverage has remained unaffordable for far too many people aged 50-64, including many from multicultural communities,” said Edna Kane-Williams, Chief Diversity Officer of AARP.

Will County Health Department follows CDC and FDA guidelines to pause use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The Will County Health Department announced today they would follow federal and state health agencies recommendation to immediately pause the use of Johnson & Johnson single dose coronavirus vaccine. “Will County is following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

All Will County residents 16 and older now eligible for COVID vaccine

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Will County Health Department Executive Director Sue Olenek have announced that the health department will move to open scheduling on Monday, April 12, as Will County moves to universal eligibility for individuals 16 and ...

Organizations partner to bring vaccines to Will County Black and brown communities

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), in collaboration with the COVID-19 Justice and Equity for Will County Campaign will host a vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 1 at Azteca de Oro banquet hall.

Will County holds special needs vaccine clinic

Will County Health Department held a Special Needs Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, March 27th at the St. Charles Center at Lewis University, where 600 special needs individuals 16 and older and their caregivers received their vaccine in a caring and ...

What people with diabetes should know about COVID-19

Just over 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes and about 1 in 3 have prediabetes, according to a 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin and in type 2 diabetes, the body ...

Volunteers help bring COVID vaccine to Joliet’s Black community

Coming together as a community to bring what is needed most for the people is essential to any project aimed at the greater good. It takes everyone pitching in and going above and beyond to think of others. That’s exactly ...

Making It Plain: What Black people need to know about COVID-19 and vaccines

Thetimesweekly.com Living in a multigenerational home has become increasingly common in the United States. One in five Americans currently live in a home with multiple generations. While this living arrangement has its benefits – financial support, accessible childcare, and shared ...

Blacks, Hispanics account for 10 percent or less of total vaccinated in Will County

While COVID vaccinations in Will County continue to rise, the numbers of Blacks and Hispanics who have received the vaccine remains low.

Volunteer opportunity for seniors

Are you interested in making independence a reality for older adults? Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet has a volunteer opportunity available for individuals (55+) in Kankakee, Will, Grundy, and Iroquois Counties. This is a great way to stay busy and ...

CDC: Life expectancy of Black Men has dropped by three years

Thetimesweekly.com Black Americans have lost three years in life expectancy over the last two years according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decline is the largest since World War II. The life expectancy gap by ...

CDC approves use of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control on Sunday recommended approval for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for use in people age 18 and older. This third vaccine is a single use vaccine and is scheduled to start shipping out Monday, officials ...

AG Raoul joins health officials to address vaccine hesitancy

Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Thursday joined Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike and representatives from Pfizer to address issues and questions contributing to vaccine hesitancy, particularly in Black and minority communities. Attorney General Raoul hosted ...

Mix of Good and Bad Vaccine news from the state

thetimesweekly.com For the past several weeks the Will County Health Department (WCHD) has been asking the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for more information about COVID-19 vaccine supplies that are on their way. Ever since the first vaccine delivery ...

Heart Month

February is American Heart Month meant to raise awareness of heart disease. For this month the Plainfield Fire Protection District is encouraging everyone to learn CPR.

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