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Illinois Smokers Now In Priority Group for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Smokers in Illinois are now included in the priority groups eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

As a part of the state’s vaccination schedule, residents with certain high-risk medical conditions (smoking, for example) are now able to get shots (along with seniors and medical and essential workers).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says being a “current or former cigarette smoker” puts you at greater risk for severe COVID-19 illness.

Danielle Tufano

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