Tazewell County Health Dept.

If you need to obtain immunization records, please call our Immunization Records Request Line at 309-929-0335 and leave a message with the full name, date of birth, and phone number where you may be reached. The records will be ready for pickup on the following business day. Due to HIPAA privacy regulations, records for persons ages 18 and older must be picked up by that person. A photo ID is required to pick up any records. If you have a specific immunization question, please leave the name, date of birth, and phone number, and one of our nurses will return your call by the following business day.

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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Avoiding Tick- And Mosquito-borne Illnesses

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Avoiding Tick- And Mosquito-borne Illnesses SPRINGFIELD – As the weather warms up, we’re starting to see ticks and mosquitoes.  The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding people about simple precautions they can take to avoid bites.  “Ticks can carry diseases like Lyme disease, spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis, while mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus,” said Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.  “These diseases can cause anywhere from mild to severe illness, and even death in some cases.  To protect yourself from both, use insect repellent that contains DEET and follow some simple precautions.”  According to the Center for...
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Expanded Investigation Into Multi-State E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

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Expanded Investigation Into Multi-State E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

April 20, 2018
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and other state and local health departments, is expanding its investigation of a multi-state cluster of E. coli infections to include not only chopped romaine lettuce, but full heads and hearts of romaine lettuce. 

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Multi-State E. coli Infections Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

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Multi-State E. coli Infections Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

April 13, 2018
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and other state and local health departments, is investigating a multi-state cluster of E. coli infections linked to chopped romaine lettuce.

Information collected to date indicates that chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be...
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Third Death Connected to Synthetic Cannabinoids

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Third Death Connected to Synthetic Cannabinoids

April 9, 2018
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a third individual who experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, often called Spice, K2, or fake weed. To date, 107 people in central Illinois and the Chicago area have experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, including the three deaths.  

Two of the deaths occurred in men who were in...
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Second Death Of An Individual Who Used Synthetic Cannabinoids

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Second Death Of An Individual Who Used Synthetic Cannabinoids

April 2, 2018
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a second individual who experienced severe bleeding and reported using synthetic cannabinoids, often called Spice, K2, or fake weed. To date, IDPH has reports of 56 people, including two deaths, in the Chicago area and in central Illinois who have experienced severe bleeding and reported using synthetic cannabinoids. All cases...
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