On January 28, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) joined her Senate Republican colleagues to issue a letter to Governor J.B. Pritkzer asking for the Administration to answer for failures with the ongoing rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the New York Times, Illinois ranks 47th in overall vaccine distribution, with just 4.7 percent of Illinoisans receiving at least one shot. We are dead last compared to our sister states—Florida, New York, Michigan, Texas and California.
After submitting the letter to the Governor, Sen. Rezin issued the following statement:
“Illinois’ vaccine distribution ranking underscores the Pritzker Administration’s blatant failures to protect Illinois citizens. Throughout this entire pandemic, Governor Pritzker has chosen to unilaterally act without the input of the legislature. This failure falls directly at the feet of his Administration.
“The Governor must now explain to the people of Illinois why our vaccination distribution ranks among the worst in the country. It is time for him to give up his steadfast refusal to allow our co-equal branch of government to be involved in the management of this virus.”
Below is a copy of the letter sent to the Governor asking for an explanation as to why Illinois is among the worst states in vaccine rollout rankings.