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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It’s Flu Shot Time

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It’s Flu Shot Time
Nasal spray a recommended option for 2018-2019 flu season
SPRINGFIELD 9/24/18 – As soon as the influenza (flu) vaccine is available in your community, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends everyone six months and older be vaccinated. The nasal spray flu vaccine is now a recommended option for influenza vaccination. During the past two flu seasons, the nasal spray was not recommended due to concern about its effectiveness.

“It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “The flu season typically starts around October so we recommend you make plans to get vaccinated now, before flu...
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WEST NILE VIRUS IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

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WEST NILE VIRUS IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

September 4, 2018
The Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Tazewell County for 2018. TCHD staff collected mosquitoes testing positive in late August in East Peoria.

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a Culex pipiens mosquito, commonly called a house mosquito, that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Common symptoms include fever, nausea...
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IDPH Investigation Continues As Foodborne Illnesses Increase

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July 20, 2018      Melaney Arnold – 217-558-0500

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IDPH Investigation Continues As Foodborne Illnesses Increase

 

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) continues to work with local, state, and federal public health officials to investigate an increase in the number of Cyclospora...
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IDPH Investigating Increase In Foodborne Illnesses

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IDPH Investigating Increase In Foodborne Illnesses

Cyclosporiasis cases reported across Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite. Cases have been reported in counties across Illinois with people becoming ill starting in mid-May. The initial investigation indicates a link to consumption of McDonald’s salads produced for...
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Residents to Identify Priority Health Needs in Tri-County

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Residents to Identify Priority Health Needs in Tri-County

 

The Partnership for a Healthy Community (Healthy HOI), representing hospitals, clinics, public health, higher education, and social service agencies, is conducting a community health needs assessment in each of the communities it serves. Residents in the tri-county area can participate in an online survey or a paper survey to help identify the most important health issues impacting individuals and families.

 

“Every...
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