Governor J.B. Pritzker praises Peoria County’s vaccination efforts while visiting the area on Wednesday.
While touring a vaccination clinic at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria, Governor Pritzker called Peoria County a leader in administering vaccines.
“If Peoria County were a state, it would be number 2 in the nation for total number of doses administered per 100,000 residents,” Pritzker said.
Pritzker’s announcement came on the same day the county received continued good news about the coronavirus. It was the second straight day local health officials reported no deaths.
More than 80% of Peoria County’s residents over age 65 and around 55% of those eligible for a vaccine under 65 have already gotten at least one dose, Pritzker said in a tweet.