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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness in people.

For more information on COVID-19 and other respiratory illness, go to the CDC website here


The CDC maintains data on respiratory virus activity for COVID-19, flu, RSV, and all three combined. You can view this data  on the CDC website here.

You can view additional COVID-19 data including the county level for hospital admission rate here.


COVID-19 Vaccine

About Update COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Everyone 6 months and up is recommended to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to better protect you and those around you.
  • You can get the updated COVID-19 vaccine and your seasonal flu vaccine at the same time (on the same day)
  • If you have had a COVID-19 vaccine recently, wait 2 months until from the time of your last COVID-19 vaccine to get the updated COVID-19 vaccine
  • Even if you have not had a COVID-19 vaccine before, you can get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself this fall and winter
  • Go to vaccines.gov to find a vaccine provider near you

Why Get An Updated COVID-19 Vaccine?

  • Vaccination remains the best protection against COVID-19-related hospitalization and death
  • Vaccination also reduces your chance of suffering the effects of Long COVID
  • The virus that causes COVID-19 is always changing

I'm Uninsured or Underinsured.
How Can I Get The Vaccine?

  • Those who do not have insurance or are underinsured should look for a provider that is participating in the “Bridge Program”
  • This program provides updated COVID-19 vaccine free to those without insurance or underinsured
  • Click here to register to get your updated COVID-19 vaccine through the Bridge Program at the Winnebago County Health Department

For a copy of your COVID-19 VACCINATION RECORD, visit Vax Verify or call 833-621-1284.

Test Positive, Get Treatment

Paxlovid Treatment For COVID-19, Now At WCHD – Click here to register for Paxlovid Treatment if you have COVID-19.

  • Talk with your healthcare provider as soon as possible to see if you are eligible for one of the COVID-19 treatment
  • You must start treatment within a few days after symptoms start, so do not wait, contact your healthcare provider or go to a Test to Treat Site promptly.
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