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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Flu Activity Prompts Area Hospitals to Limit Visitors

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Flu Activity Prompts Area Hospitals to Limit Visitors

During this time of increased seasonal flu activity, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, UnityPoint Health’s Methodist, Proctor, and Pekin campuses, and Hopedale Medical Complex are asking the public to voluntarily limit hospital visits. This is a precautionary measure to protect patients, visitors, and staff from spreading the flu and other upper respiratory illnesses.

The request for the public to limit hospital visits is based on community influenza and illness data gathered by Peoria City/County Health Department. Data indicates increased flu activity throughout the Peoria region, prompting area hospitals to follow best practices from the Illinois Department of Public...
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Holiday Food Safety

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Recipe For Healthy Holiday Foods 

SPRINGFIELD – Starting with Thanksgiving and going through New Year’s Day, it’s the time of year for family dinners, parties, and other gatherings where food is served.  But the merriment can turn to misery if the food makes you sick.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 48 million people a year get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die.  


“While most healthy people who...
Last Updated on Monday, 20 November 2017 09:47 Read more...

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...
Last Updated on Friday, 03 November 2017 14:49 Read more...

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...
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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 Read more...

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