ECPHD is hosting a Back to School Shot Clinic for those who are needing required immunizations to return to school. It will be held on August 9, 2021, from 1:00 - 6:00 PM @ the Edgar County Public Health Department. Please call 217-466-3571 for an appointment.
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The Edgar County Public Health Department has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic since early 2020. Our mission is to prevent disease, promote health, and protect our community. The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought many uncertainties and challenges. Your local health staff has been working 7 days a week with long hours to [...]
There are many opportunities for families who have been impacted by COVID-19 and need rental/utility assistance. Below is a link to the Illinois Department of Human Services webpage with a list of various programs and resources available. Please feel free to share with anyone that needs this information. https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29723
The Edgar County Public Health Dept is working towards getting the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 years and older. Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine available for youth ages 12-17. If you would like to have your child vaccinated, please contact your local pharmacies to check availability and to schedule their vaccination. Please [...]
Phase 5 Guidance for Businesses and Venues has been updated and can be found posted on the IDPH website: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5 Some of the key points include: COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and widely available across Illinois. Everyone aged 12 years and older should be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible to keep from getting [...]
Interim Guidance for Operating Youth Camps The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance for the operation of youth camps, as of May 28, 2021. The State of Illinois has adopted the CDC guidance, which can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summercamps.html. This interim guidance is intended to help camp administrators operate camps while [...]
ECPHD COVID-19 UPDATE COVID-19 cases have been on the rise again in Edgar County. Chrisman and Paris have been most affected in the last two weeks. ECPHD encourages unvaccinated residents to exercise caution by following the CDC and IDPH guidelines for masking and social distancing. Under the new guidance unvaccinated individuals should continue wearing masks [...]
COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the pandemic, and CDC recommends healthcare personnel be among those offered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines. As the U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program continues, some may have questions about the interaction between new COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and tests used for tuberculosis (TB) infection. There are no [...]
Many fully vaccinated Edgar County residents are receiving letters from IDPH urging them to get their second vaccine. Several individuals have contacted the health department concerned that we have not properly reported their second vaccine. These letters have been generated as a result of an error in the state's system. All vaccines administered by ECPHD have [...]
According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Moderna or Pfizer), or two weeks after they have received a single-dose of the Johnson and Johnson Janssen vaccine. The CDC recently released the following recommendations for fully vaccinated people in [...]