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. AFTER HOURS: If you are a physician, lab or other healthcare professional reporting a communicable disease, cluster of illnesses or other public health emergency, please call 309-303-1375. In case of fire in a food establishment, please call 309-303-1381.

Clinic hours are 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri., and 1-4 pm on Weds.
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Decreased Flu Activity

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Decreased Flu Activity Prompts Area Hospitals to

Lift Visitor Restrictions

Due to decreased seasonal flu activity in the Peoria region, on April 17, 2017, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center; UnityPoint Health's Methodist, Proctor, and Pekin campuses; and Hopedale Medical Complex are lifting their request to the public to voluntarily limit hospital visits.

Based on community influenza and illness data, the Peoria City/County Health Department recommended the hospitals lift their visitor restrictions. As good hygiene practice to prevent spread of disease, general precautions for the public remain:Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand foam/gel.People should cough or sneeze into their arm...
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AOK Community Parent Survey

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Attention Tazewell County Parents, Caregivers, or Grandparents with a child birth to five and/or pregnant mom, please click on the following link to complete the AOK Community Parent Survey.  This survey is one part of an AOK Community Assessment.  Your input is very important.  Please answer the survey for your youngest child/grandchild.

Information for taking the Online AOK Community Parent Survey The AOK Community Parent Survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete...
Last Updated on Monday, 17 April 2017 09:45 Read more...

Bridges out of Poverty

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Bridges out of Poverty is training informs and enhances and equips staff and community with the best understanding of how to assist low-income people to facilitate responsible, self-directed decision making, planning, and ultimately self-sufficiency.  Bridges is an approach that helps employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals (1) build individual assets, (2) build community assets (human and social capital), and (3) acknowledge and reduce exploitation...
Last Updated on Monday, 17 April 2017 08:50 Read more...

LOCAL MAN ENCOURAGES HPV VACCINE

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LOCAL MAN ENCOURAGES HPV VACCINE

 

If you were able to prevent cancer in your child, would you do it?  The HPV vaccine is cancer prevention.  It is recommended for boys and girls at 11 or 12 years of age to protect against some of the most common types of HPV that can lead to disease and cancer.  Larry wishes he had been offered the HPV vaccine, but he wants everyone to know the benefits to preventing HPV from developing into cancer.  Lesson #1 – Vaccinate your...
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Mumps Outbreak Monitoring

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Illinois Department of Public Health is monitoring a mumps outbreak from January 2017 to present.

For more information, visit

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/mumps

Mumps is an acute infectious viral disease that can cause swelling and tenderness of the salivary glands in the cheeks and jaw.

One dose of mumps vaccine, given in combination with measles and rubella (called MMR), is recommended for all children at 12 to 15 months and a...
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