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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Lake County Transitions to Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Lake County Health Department is announcing that it will transition to a community-based vaccination model next month, and the final day for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Lake County Fairgrounds will be Monday, June 14, 2021.

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children 12 to 15 Years Old to Begin Thursday

The Health Department will open COVID-19 vaccinations to children ages 12 to 15 on May 13, 2021, following the recommendation of the ACIP. Parents and legal guardians are encouraged to register their children on the AllVax Portal for an appointment.

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccinations Available at More Lake County Locations

Getting your COVID-19 vaccine in Lake County has never been easier. Many community vaccination sites are offering walk-in service with no appointment needed.

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Lake County Fairgrounds Vaccination Site Begins Walk-In Service May 1

The Health Department is pleased to announce that starting Saturday, May 1, 2021, the Lake County Fairgrounds (1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake) will offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons.

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Health Department Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunities through AllVax

The Health Department is announcing that as of April 27, all people ages 16 and older who register on the AllVax Portal and live or work in Lake County, are now eligible to schedule an appointment for their vaccine at a Lake County vaccination 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: April 12, 2021

Health Department Announces Baxter-Sponsored COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Round Lake Beach

The Lake County Health Department and partners Baxter and Curative are pleased to announce the opening of a new COVID-19 vaccination site on April 20, 2021, in Round Lake Beach, Illinois.

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Health Department Expands Phase 1b Plus Vaccine Opportunities

The Health Department has expanded availability of appointments at the Lake County Fairgrounds to those eligible in Phase 1b Plus, including essential workers and people age 16-64 with comorbidities, underlying health conditions, and disabilities.

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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 11, 2021

Health Department Expands Phase 1a and Phase 1b Vaccine Opportunities

The Lake County Health Department is announcing that beginning the week of February 15, 2021, COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the Lake County Fairgrounds will begin being offered to seniors ages 65 and older who are registered in the AllVax system.

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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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Posted on: February 3, 2021

North Suburban Region 9 Returns to Phase 4 in the Restore Illinois Plan

Effective February 3, North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, has met the criteria set by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to move from Tier 1 mitigations to Phase 4 under the State’s Restore Illinois Plan.

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

North Suburban Region 9 Returns to Tier 1 Mitigation for COVID-19

Effective January 26, North Suburban Region 9 has met the criteria set by the IDPH to move from Tier 2 to Tier 1 mitigations under the State’s Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Lake County Health Department Continues Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

The Lake County Health Department is announcing that it will continue providing COVID-19 vaccinations to Phase 1a healthcare personnel at its Lake County Fairgrounds site. Starting January 25, some area providers may begin vaccinating Phase 1b.

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Health Department Offering Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccination by Appointment at Lake County Fairgrounds

The Lake County Health Department announced that starting the week of January 18, they will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment through AllVax at the Lake County Fairgrounds located at 1060 East Peterson Road in Grayslake.

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

NIPHC Supports Governor Pritzker's Effort to Expand Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

NIPHC, whose local public health agencies serve over nine million residents, or more than two-thirds of the State of Illinois’ population, acknowledge and support the effort by Governor Pritzker to expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Town Hall Meeting Featured Answers to Vaccine Questions

Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart hosted a virtual town hall meeting with LCHD Executive Director Mark Pfister and Medical Epidemiologist Dr. Sana Ahmed to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, including the timeline, vaccine safety and more.

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Over 175,000 Registered for COVID-19 Vaccination in Lake County

There has been incredible interest expressed in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from those who live and work in Lake County. The Lake County AllVax Portal has now exceeded 175,000 registrants, or the equivalence of 25% of Lake County’s population.

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Lake County AllVax Portal is Now Open

The Lake County Health Department is pleased to announce that the Lake County AllVax Portal is open. All Lake County residents can now register to be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to them.

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Health Department Urges Staying Home as COVID-19 Infections Quadruple

The Lake County Health Department is urging the public to avoid social gatherings and stay home as much as possible to slow the rapid resurgence of COVID-19.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Answer the Call to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

When a COVID-19 case is reported to the Health Department, staff attempt to reach the infected person within 24 hours to gather information, provide guidance, and offer support while the person isolates and recovers. 

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Posted on: November 8, 2020

Roll up Your Sleeve to Fight Flu!

Now is the time to roll up your sleeve and get your influenza (flu) vaccine. The vaccine takes approximately two weeks to build up your immune system’s defense. 

While flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, one key difference is th...

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Health Department News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

North Suburban Region 9 to Enter Mitigation for COVID-19

Today, Gov. Pritzker and the IDPH announced that COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in the North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, beginning 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Health Department Recommends Virtual Learning

The Lake County Health Department is reporting 'substantial' community transmission of COVID-19. To protect residents and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Health Department is recommending that K-12 schools in Lake County transition to virtual learning.

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

North Suburban Region 9 COVID-19 Trends May Trigger Mitigation

The North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, is nearing thresholds set by the State of Illinois that could trigger new mitigation measures in the region as early as next week.

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Ethylene Oxide Update - October 9, 2020

On June 16, 2020, the Lake County Health Department (LCHD) posted the last set of results from the final phase (Phase III) of EtO air monitoring, which included samples collected between April 4 and May 7, 2020. 

In the last data set, there were f...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Health Department Coronavirus Alert

The Health Department is currently investigating several COVID-19 cases linked to adult volleyball leagues. So far, 14 people who played or watched volleyball at Jesse Oaks Food & Drink in Gages Lake in September have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Rising in Lake and McHenry Counties

COVID-19 Cases Rising in Lake and McHenry Counties

Cases among teens and young adults, business-related complaints rising

 

Public health officials in Lake and McHenry Counties are urging the public to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19. As ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Lake and McHenry Counties United Against Resurgence of COVID-19

Lake and McHenry County officials are working together to slow the recent resurgence of COVID-19. The two counties make up the North Suburban Region identified under a plan recently rolled out by the State of Illinois.

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

COVID-19 Testing and Investigation Continues in Lake Zurich

The Health Department continues to work closely with Lake Zurich School District 95 in response to multiple cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) identified last week among participants of high school athletic camps and recent social gatherings.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Rising Among Younger Lake County Residents

The Lake County Health Department is reporting an upward trend in new COVID-19 cases among teenagers and young adults in the past two weeks.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Health Department and Partners Work to Address Health Disparities

The Lake County Health Department continues to work alongside community partners to address higher rates of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) infections occurring in Lake County's African American and Latino communities.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Lake County Officials Warn of Contact Tracing Scams

Lake County officials are warning residents of contact tracing scams where criminals pretend to be contact tracers to steal vital information like social security numbers and banking information over the phone, via email, and text message.

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Program Concludes

The Health Department, Village of Gurnee, and City of Waukegan have received the final set of results from the last phase of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan.

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