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Booster shots are outpacing new COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois, US. Health officials say top priority is still shots for the unvaccinated.

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Statewide, about 265,000 booster shots have gone into the arms of Illinois residents since Sept. 24, compared with about 143,000 first doses and about 159,000 second doses, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The first and second doses include recipients of the Moderna and Pfizer two-dose regimens, as well as the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine; all adults are eligible for these shots, and anyone aged 12 and up can receive the first two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

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