Governor J.B. Pritzker visited one of Champaign County’s vaccination sites on Wednesday, February 3. During the visit at the I Hotel & Conference Center, the Governor praised local public health officials as well as Carle Health, OSF Healthcare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois, alongside municipal and state leaders for a well-organized effort to vaccinate community members.
During the press conference, Mayors Deb Feinen (Champaign) and Diane Marlin (Urbana) touted the collaboration between public health, civic organizations, economic development, and the University of Illinois for their efforts in keeping residents and students in Champaign County Safe.
State Senator Scott Bennett and Representative Carol Ammons also addressed the impressive efforts in their districts that have kept the community safe, from testing to vaccination.
Champaign-Urbana Public Health Administrator, Julie Pryde, thanked her staff for their tremendous efforts throughout the pandemic and the local collaborators that have provided support to CUPHD along the way.
Champaign County is among the top counties in Illinois for their vaccination efforts; at the time of the press conference Champaign County was ranked 6th out of 102 counties, with 3% of the eligible residents fully vaccinated.
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