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Eli Coustan, 13-year-old Evanston resident, creates website to help community members find vaccines

Nick Francis and Angeli Mittal April 13, 2021

Navigating the many different options for COVID-19 vaccine appointments was a “pain in the neck,” 13-year-old Eli Coustan discovered when he tried to find an appointment for his grandparents. Finding...

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Evanston pauses J&J vaccine as federal agencies review rare cases of blood-clotting nationwide

Angeli Mittal, Assistant City Editor April 13, 2021

Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department is temporarily discontinuing the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine until further notice per federal and state recommendation,...

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As eligibility varies across the state, Evanston residents struggle to secure local vaccination appointments

Wendy Klunk, Reporter April 12, 2021

When Chris Granner, 63, became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, he jumped on the opportunity to register through the city of Evanston’s website — but soon realized he was not going to find an appointment...

Freshman Courtney Sullivan Wu smiling, looking rightward, showing a bandaid on her arm. She is wearing a blue shirt and has a blue face mask on.

Surprise shots, limited slots: Northwestern students seek last-minute Pfizer vaccines in Norris

Alex Perry and Nick Francis April 12, 2021

Scores of students rushed to Norris University Center in the middle of the night Saturday for a chance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. In an unexpected email sent at 9:29 p.m. Saturday night, the University...

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Illinois residents 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccine April 12

Angeli Mittal, Assistant City Editor April 12, 2021

Starting Monday, all Illinois residents outside of Chicago aged 16 and older will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the state expansion to Phase 2 of vaccinations. The Illinois...

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