Gov. Pritzker to witness COVID-19 distribution in Peoria

Coronavirus Watch Illinois

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions from the media, along with Dr. Ngozi Ezike, left, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic from his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool)

PEORIA, Ill. — Gov. JB Pritzker is set to witness the first COVID-19 vaccination in Peoria on Tuesday morning.

Pritzker will be joined by the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Dr. Ngozi Ezike at OSF St. Francis, Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, located at 1306 North Berkeley Avenue.

Across the country, about 400 hospitals and other health care facilities will get their first shipments of the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday.

This comes one day after the nation’s death toll surpassed 300,000.

Another set of deliveries is expected in the US on Wednesday, and the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed says 580 more shipments will move out over the weekend.

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(This story was originally published on December 15, 2020)

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