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You Can Get Your COVID-19 & Flu Vaccine

Protect Yourself, Protect Your Family, Protect Your Time by getting an updated COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine this fall. Annual Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months and up, especially young children, people with pre-existing conditions, pregnant people, and older adults. Everyone 6 months and up is recommended to get an updated COVID-19 …

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International Overdose Awareness Day & Recovery month

In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on Thursday, August 31 and of National Recovery Month in September, the Winnebago County Opioid Response Team (ORT) encourages our community to help build the path to recovery for those living with Substance Use Disorder. Help Build the Path To Recovery: For more information on services WCHD offers …

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Extreme Heat

Extreme heat is expected in Winnebago County from Wednesday, August 23 through Thursday night, August 24. The National Weather Service predicts heat that feels like 110 to 115, with heat staying around in the evening hours. When heat is this extreme, the risk of severe heat illness and death from heat are more likely. Stay …

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Holiday Observance

The Winnebago County Health Department is observing the Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day holiday on Monday, October 9, 2023. To contact the Winnebago County Health Department about a public health emergency, please call 815-720-4000. For any other issue including to make or change an appointment, please call back during our regular business hours on Tuesday, October …

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Flour Recall

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention have reported 13 illnesses from a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to Gold Medal brand flour produced by General mills of Minneapolis, MN. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported two of the cases are in Illinois. General Mills has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of 2, 5, …

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