Tazewell County Health Dept.

During regular business hours (M-F 8a.m.-4:30p.m.), contact the health department at its regular number 309-925-5511. For an AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY, contact the health department emergency phone at 309-303-1375 or Environmental Health at 309-303-1381.

In order to receive immunizations through TCHD, you must bring your insurance information and current immunization records. As always, please check with your particular provider/plan for network status of TCHD and if your plan covers immunizations. For insurance plans, click on Immunization Clinics under Clinical on our main menu. We accept payment by cash, check, debit and credit. We are not able to accept health savings account cards. If you have questions about vaccines, please call extension 290. Thank you!
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Mumps Booster Shot Recommended for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Students

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Mumps Booster Shot Recommended for

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Students

 

Illinois Department of Public Health, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and University address mumps outbreak

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), and McKinley Health Center are recommending students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign receive a booster shot of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine as soon as possible, even if they have already received one or two previous MMR vaccinations.

“We continue to see new mumps infections in students at the University and are working to stop the spread,” said IDPH Director Nirav D...
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WEST NILE VIRUS POSITIVE BIRD COLLECTED IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

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WEST NILE VIRUS POSITIVE BIRD

COLLECTED IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed a West Nile Virus positive bird for Tazewell County.  The Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) collected the West Nile Virus positive crow on July 20, 2015 in Morton.

 

“Tazewell County has confirmed West Nile virus in both mosquitoes and birds, which means West Nile virus could spread to people,” said Sara Sparkman, Communications Manager at...
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First West Nile Virus Positive in Tazewell County for 2015

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First West Nile Virus Positive

in Tazewell County for 2015

The Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed the first West Nile virus mosquito batch reported for 2015.  TCHD employees collected a positive mosquito batch on July 13, 2015 in Mackinaw.

“West Nile virus will be more common during the next few months,” said Melissa Goetze, Environmental Health Supervisor.  “Protect yourself by wearing insect repellent with DEET, if outdoors during peak mosquito hours...
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FLOOD CLEAN-UP GUIDELINES

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FLOOD CLEAN-UP GUIDELINES

 

"Food, water, and just about anything flood and sewer water touches may be contaminated," said Sara Sparkman, TCHD Communications Manager.  "Most importantly, stay out of flood waters!  People do not know what is in the flood waters.”

 

To avoid illness, it is important for people to make sure their water is safe to drink and to clean all items touched by flood waters properly.  Flood water and sewer overflows can contain bacteria...
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Illinois Department of Public Health Safety Tips for Heat

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Illinois Department of Public Health Safety Tips for Heat

 

SPRINGFIELD - With high temperatures expected over the next couple of days, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah, M.D., J.D. is urging Illinoisans to take preventive actions to avoid heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

“It’s important for people to recognize the signs of heat-related illness and take action to prevent becoming sick.  High heat and humidity can lead to...
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