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 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri., and 1-4 pm on Weds.
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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 Risch was awarded the first annual Poquette Award.

 

The Margaret Burt Public Health Partnership Award was named to honor Margaret Burt, who was on the original Board of Health in 1970 and served for several years.  Margaret Burt was a...
Last Updated on Friday, 21 April 2017 08:05 Read more...

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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Mumps Outbreak Monitoring

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Illinois Department of Public Health is monitoring a mumps outbreak from January 2017 to present.

For more information, visit

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/mumps

Mumps is an acute infectious viral disease that can cause swelling and tenderness of the salivary glands in the cheeks and jaw.

One dose of mumps vaccine, given in combination with measles and rubella (called MMR), is recommended for all children at 12 to 15 months and a...
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