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.

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Let’s Talk Turkey – Eat, Drink, And Be Healthy For the Holidays

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Let’s Talk Turkey – Eat, Drink, And Be Healthy For the Holidays

 

IDPH Offers Tips For Safe Holiday Cooking

SPRINGFIELD – First things first, TAKE THE TURKEY OUT!  It may already be time to take the turkey out of the freezer so that it will be thawed in time for Thanksgiving.  Allow approximately 24 hours for each 4 to 5 pounds of turkey when thawed in the refrigerator.  A 20 to 24 pound turkey could take 5 to 6 days to thaw.  Never thaw a turkey at room temperature.

“Every year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages, or what is commonly referred to as food poisoning,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.  “By adhering...
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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

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Fight Misuse and Make Antibiotics Matter

 

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week – November 14-20, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – During Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is asking Illinoisans to learn how they can help prevent the misuse of life saving medications.

“Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs.  However, up to 50 percent of all antibiotics prescribed are not needed or are not as effective as intended,” said...
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Time Again For A Flu Shot

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Time Again For A Flu Shot

 

Nasal spray influenza vaccine not recommended this season

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging everyone six months and older to get a flu shot, not the influenza vaccine nasal spray, as soon as it’s available in your community.  Due to concerns about how well the nasal spray vaccine has worked during the previous flu season, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is temporarily recommending that...
Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 14:11 Read more...

Travel Update

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Zika virus cases in Florida linked to local mosquito transmission

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) echoes CDC’s recent recommendation that pregnant women avoid travel to an area in Miami, Florida, because of the risk of Zika virus. This recommendation comes after the Florida Department of Health identified that Zika virus is being spread by mosquitoes in Wynwood, an area in one neighborhood of Miami. CDC recently announced that pregnant...
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:27 Read more...

Immunizations Are Not Just For Kids

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Immunizations Are Not Just For Kids
Illinois Department of Public Health Celebrates National Immunization Awareness Month

SPRINGFIELD – Many parents are preparing their children to head back to school, which includes making sure they have all their needed immunizations. And while immunization is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children from serious diseases, during National Immunization Awareness Month this August, the Illinois Department of Public Health...
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