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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 19, 2021

IDPH Publishes Cancer Incidence Study for Lake County, Illinois

On November 19, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) published a cancer incidence study for Lake County, Illinois. The study was completed in response to the public’s concern of two facilities, Medline Industries, Inc. in Waukeg...

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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: September 28, 2021

The IDPH is Reporting the First Human Case of Rabies in Illinois Since 1954

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first human case of rabies in Illinois since 1954. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the diagnosis after testing at its lab.

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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: August 17, 2021

First 2021 Human Case of West Nile Virus in Lake County

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is reporting the first human case of West Nile virus in Lake County for 2021. A Deerfield resident in his 70s became ill in late-July.

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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: July 9, 2021

Information Breach Notification - July 9, 2021

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center (LCHD) is notifying more than 700 individuals that their name was included in a document stored in an unencrypted drive in May 2021. 

On May 14, 2021 it was discovered that information ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Information Breach Notification - July 2, 2021

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is notifying more than 24,000 patients that their name was included in an attached spreadsheet in an unencrypted email sent to an internal employee’s personal email address in July 20...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Lake County Health Department earns “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation

The Lake County Health Department joins 495 health care providers nationwide earning the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation.

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lake County

A mosquito “pool” (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on June 16, 2021 in Lake Bluff, Illinois has tested positive for West Nile virus. This mosquito pool is the first confirmed indicator of West Nile virus presence in Lake County in 2021.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Take Steps to Protect Yourself from Rabies

The Lake County Health Department is assisting the IDPH as it investigates a group of 33 dogs that were imported from Azerbaijan through O’Hare Airport last week.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Health Department Urges Lake County Residents to Swim Safely

As the weather warms up, many of our residents will be returning to Lake County’s lakes and beaches. It’s important to protect yourself from illness, prevent the spread of germs, and check to see if conditions are safe for swimming.

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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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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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