When it comes to getting vaccines, Illinois has been struggling nationwide. State Senator Doris Turner of the 48th District has been pushing to get more vaccines to the area. Recently, the federal government announced more shots are on the way, which Senator Turner is happy about.
Getting the shots is a great step. Senator Turner says another aspect is making sure the right information about the vaccine is getting shared.
As a grandparent, Senator Turner wants to get back to a place where grandchilden can hug their grandparents. Beyond that, she says getting vaccinated can get our sense of community back.
Senator Turner thinks the new Johnson and Johnson vaccine is going to open a lot of doors for those who otherwise might not have had access to get the shot.
Senator Turner appeared as a guest on the NewsTalk WTIM Morning Show.