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Measles cases are on the rise globally and here in Illinois the number is increasing as well. Vaccines are 97% effective in preventing this highly contagious disease.  To learn more about this infection and get information on vaccination, go to  Learn how to identify measles and the safe and effective vaccine that can prevent this potentially life-threatening infection for adults and children. 

Illinois EMS for Children Advisory Board

The Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program aims to reduce childhood death and disability caused by severe illness or injury.  Program initiatives target enhancing pediatric emergency and critical care capabilities and promoting pediatric illness/injury prevention initiatives within our state. Guiding and providing oversight to these activities is the Illinois EMSC Advisory Board, composed of representatives from professional health care organizations, child advocate organizations, community service agencies and others vested in the care of children.