• 27th Aug, 2021

    Almost 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and 61% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 25,636 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 174 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 20, 2021. Almost 78% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 61% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,508,005 cases, including 23,889 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 20, 2021, laboratories have reported 495,608 specimens for a total of 28,568,305.  As of last night, 2,...

  • 25th Aug, 2021

    picture_as_pdf2 vaccination locations on Du Quoin fairgrounds

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health will be providing free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing at two locations at the Du Quoin State Fair August 27 – September 6, 2021.

    LOCATION DAYS HOURS
    Midway Drive August 27 - September 6 noon – 9 p.m.
    Main Street August 27 - September 6 noon – 9 p.m.

    The one-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will...

  • 20th Aug, 2021

    More than 77% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 60% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 24,682 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 126 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 13, 2021. More than 77% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 60% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,482,369 cases, including 23,717 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 13, 2021, laboratories have reported 462,916 specimens for a total of 28,072,...

  • 18th Aug, 2021

    Illinois River no longer under “Do Not Eat” fish advisory

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois waters, including Lake Michigan.  These changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program (FCMP).

    Fish consumption advisories are based primarily on protecting sensitive populations, including women of childbearing age, pregnant women, fetuses, nursing mothers, and children younger than 15 years of age.  While there is no known immediate health hazard from eating contaminated fish from any Illinois water body, there are concerns about the effects of long-term, low-level exposure to chlordane, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and methylmercury in fish.

    This year, IDPH is issuing a less restrictive advisory...

  • 13th Aug, 2021

    76% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 59% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 21,334 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 92 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, August 6, 2021.  Currently, 76% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 59% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,457,687 cases, including 23,594 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, August 6, 2021, laboratories have reported 421,009 specimens for a total of 27,609,781.  As of...

  • 11th Aug, 2021

    Check your COVID-19 vaccination record on new immunization portal

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is launching a new immunization portal, Vax Verify, that will allow Illinois residents 18 years and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination record.  Vax Verify can be accessed at  https://idphportal.illinois.gov.

    “As more businesses, events, organizations, and others require proof of vaccination, Illinois residents will be able to confirm using Vax Verify that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “With the current surge in cases, more people are making the decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine and this new tool will aid residents in confirming their vaccination where needed.”

    Illinois State Fair concert goers with tickets for the...

  • 6th Aug, 2021

    More than 75% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 59% are fully vaccinated

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 16,742 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 64 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, July 30, 2021. More than 75% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 59% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,436,353 cases, including 23,503 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, July 30, 2021, laboratories have reported 365,210 specimens for a total of 27,188,772. ...

  • 4th Aug, 2021

    Testing can help keep kids in school for in-person learning

    SPRINGFIELD – To help ensure schools can more safely resume in-person learning, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced it is expanding access to free COVID-19 testing to all K-12 public schools across Illinois outside of Chicago which received its own federal funding.  Schools can choose to utilize the SHIELD Illinois saliva-based test developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), which is able to detect SARS-CoV-2 and its variants in symptomatic, pre-symptomatic, and asymptomatic individuals.

    “In-person learning is a priority and we want to make sure students, teachers, and staff are able to return to the classroom as safely as possible,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “With the surge in COVID-19 cases and Delta variant, the sooner we know...

  • 4th Aug, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – To help ensure transparency, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that COVID-19 vaccination data for both residents and staff in long-term care (LTC) facilities is now available on the IDPH website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-data. Given that LTC facilities have experienced a significant portion of COVID-19 deaths, particularly early in pandemic, this resource will be critical  for tracking COVID-19 vaccinations for both staff and residents in facilities across state.

    “To help keep long-term care residents as safe and healthy as possible, we want to make sure residents and their loved ones know the vaccination rates where they reside so they can make the best decision on where to live, and also advocate for increased vaccination rates,” said IDPH...

  • 4th Aug, 2021

    picture_as_pdfFive vaccination locations on Springfield fairgrounds

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health will be providing free COVID-19 vaccinations at five locations, and testing at four locations, at the Illinois State Fair August 12-22, 2021.

    LOCATION DAYS HOURS
    Illinois Building (Vaccination Only) August 12-22 9am – 5pm
    Happy Hollow and Main Street August 12 Noon to 8 pm
    August 13-22 10 am –...

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