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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Lake County Keeps More Kids in the Classroom with Test to Stay and Masking

A new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today confirms that the Test to Stay (TTS) strategy can help keep kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) students in the classroom.

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Lake County Vaccine Providers Administer Over 1 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

The Lake County Health Department is pleased to share that Lake County vaccine providers have administered over 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Lake County residents.

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Has Expanded to Children 5-11 Years Old

The Health Department encourages parents to get their eligible children vaccinated to protect them from COVID-19.

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Water Street Vaccination Site to Close on October 11

As colder weather approaches, the Water Street location will close for vaccinations but remain open for testing through the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Lake, McHenry counties encourage vaccination amidst high community transmission

The Lake County Health Department and the McHenry County Department of Health want to remind residents that the best way to prevent COVID-19 infection and severe illness is to get vaccinated.

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Posted on: July 31, 2021

Lake County Experiencing Substantial COVID-19 Community Transmission

As of July 31, 2021, Lake County is experiencing ”substantial” community transmission per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The Lake County Health Department recommends additional precautions including masking in indoor settings.

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Health Department Urges COVID-19 Precautions as COVID-19 Increases Across Illinois

The Lake County Health Department is urging the public to take precautions to slow the resurgence of COVID-19. The majority of cases nationwide have been in unvaccinated individuals.

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Water Street Vaccination Site Transitions to Walk-In Model

The Lake County Health Department is announcing that the Regional Vaccination Site at 102 W. Water Street in Waukegan will transition to walk-in service only as of July 11, 2021, and will no longer function as a drive-through site.

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Health Department Resumes Use of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine

As of April 23, 2021, the Lake County Health Department has resumed the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Illinoi...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Over 12,500 Lake County Education Staff and Childcare Workers Vaccinated for COVID-19

The Lake County Health Department is celebrating its partnership with 45 Lake County public school districts to vaccinate over 12,500 private and public education staff and childcare workers in just two months.

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

First Case of Brazil COVID-19 Variant Identified in Lake County

The Lake County Health Department is reporting the first case of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) P.1 variant (Brazil) in Lake County. Health Department staff are investigating. The person’s travel history is not known at this time.

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

First Case of COVID-19 Variant Identified in Lake County

The Lake County Health Department is reporting the first case of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) variant B.1.1.7 in Lake County.

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

AllVax Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and the Lake County AllVax Portal.

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