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 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri., and 1-4 pm on Weds. 2nd and 4th Mondays 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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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. Shah, M.D., J.D. is asking all parents to talk with a health care provider and make sure their children are fully immunized.
“Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and...
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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...
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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...
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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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