CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Public Health has endorsed the updated COVID-19 booster shot for children 5 and older.
The endorsement comes at a time when very few Illinois residents, of any age, are getting boosted.
According to the IPDH, only about 10.5% of people in Illinois who are eligible for the new, updated COVID-19 boosters have received them. The boosters were made available last month.
Nationwide, experts are citing vaccine fatigue. This is the fifth available shot for COVID-19.
However, some doctors are worried among fears of a winter surge. The Biden administration is also concerned and has extended the country's COVID-19 public health emergency through January 11.
The first COVID-19 public health emergency was declared in January 2020.