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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IDPH Offers Tips To Avoid Tickborne Illness

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IDPH Offers Tips To Avoid Tickborne Illness

SPRINGFIELD – As the weather warms up, more ticks are starting to appear.  Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., reminds residents about the importance of taking precautions against tick bites and the diseases they carry.

“Ticks can carry diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis,” said Director Shah.  “A bite from a tick can cause anywhere from mild to severe illness, and even death in some cases, so it is important to protect yourself against bites.”

Many tickborne diseases have similar symptoms.  The most common symptoms of tick-related illnesses can include fever, chills, aches and pains...
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NEW CAR SEAT CHECK LOCATION

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NEW CAR SEAT CHECK LOCATION

May – Dec 2017

 

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.

 

Make sure that your child is in a properly installed car seat!  Attend the Tazewell County Health Department’s monthly car seat check.  It will be held at the North Pekin Fire Department, 236 South Main...
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yellow fever vaccine supply

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U.S.-licensed yellow fever vaccine supply to be depleted by mid-2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines a plan to ensure a continuous yellow fever vaccine supply in the United States following the anticipated depletion of the U.S.-licensed YF-VAX® yellow fever vaccine in mid-2017, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published April 28, 2017.

In 2016, a manufacturing issue at Sanofi Pasteur limited the production of YF-VAX, and no yellow fever vaccine is...
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 13:35 Read more...

Make Sure Your Child Is Fully Immunized

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Make Sure Your Child Is Fully Immunized
Eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, measles cases being seen again in unvaccinated
SPRINGFIELD – Several mumps outbreaks around the state over the past couple years and a measles outbreak in 2015 in northern Illinois that affected mainly children too young to be fully immunized, are stark reminders of the importance of immunizations. During National Infant Immunization Week, April 22-29, 2017, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D...
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AWARDS ANNOUNCED BY BOARD OF HEALTH

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AWARDS ANNOUNCED BY BOARD OF HEALTH

 

     The 2017 Public Health Award winners were announced on April 4th by the Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD).  The Poquette Leadership Award was introduced to honor Gordon Poquette, the first administrator of TCHD who served for over 30 years in that role.  This award was for a staff member who has shown leadership in public health to increase effectiveness through financial or strategic areas.  Shannon...
Last Updated on Friday, 21 April 2017 08:05 Read more...

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