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.


Meningococcal B

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Meningococcal B is very rare, but also very devastating.  It can cause outbreaks in schools and on college campuses.  Students are usually vaccinated once someone has been identified with the illness. 

According the CDC Vaccine Information Sheet for Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine, anyone can get meningococcal disease, but certain people are at increased risk, including:Infants younger than one year oldAdolescents and young adults 16 through 23 years oldPeople with certain medical conditions that affect the immune systemMicrobiologists who routinely work with isolates of N. meningitidisPeople at risk because of an outbreak in their community

The current meningococcal vaccine that is used at TCHD and required by state...
Last Updated on Friday, 03 November 2017 14:49

Winter Weather Preparedness Month

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Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter PreparednessNovember is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Chilly temperatures experienced across the state recently are a reminder that the cold, snow and ice of Illinois winters aren’t far behind. To help people prepare for potentially dangerous winter weather, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency management agencies will...

Zombie Preparedness Month

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Prepare for All Types of Disasters, Including

Zombie Apocalypse

Illinois Resolution Designated October ‘Zombie Preparedness Month’

SPRINGFIELD – With Halloween just around the corner, people throughout Illinois are pulling together costumes for their kids or themselves, buying candy for trick-or-treaters and preparing for a zombie apocalypse. Wait….a zombie apocalypse?

October was designated “Zombie Preparedness Month” by a resolution approved earlier this year by the...
Last Updated on Friday, 27 October 2017 08:41

Concussion Discussion

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Concussion Discussion Lunch & Learn

The Concussion Discussion Lunch & Learn will take place at the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, 1306 N Berkeley Avenue, Peoria, IL on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:00pm.  Lunch will be served 11am – 11:30am.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, there were 2.5 million emergency department visits related to traumatic brain injury/concussion.   Jacinda Cornick, PA-C at OSF...
Last Updated on Friday, 27 October 2017 08:38


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Over the last few decades, the amount of municipal solid waste (garbage) sent to landfills has changed significantly. Solid waste generation per person per day peaked in 2000. In 2014, each person created 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, which is one of the lowest rates since before 1990.


Tazewell County created a 20-year solid waste plan in 1991 to comply with federal and state laws and regulations.  Every five years, this...

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