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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness in people. The Winnebago County Health Department, along with our local healthcare partners, local health departments in the region, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public’s health.

For information on COVID-19, including testing or vaccination locations, community-level data, and treatment information, please go to https://www.covid.gov/ or call 1-800-232-0233.

For Covid-19 Information

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

CDC COVID-19 Community Level

Knowing your COVID-19 Community Level helps you take action to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Click here to know your COVID-19 Community Level.

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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COVID-19 Vaccine

  • The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible.
    • The Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Booster designed specifically to target the omicron subvariants is now available. Anyone ages 5 and older who has received a primary series can receive this new, Bivalent Booster. Your last dose of vaccine must be 2 months prior to receiving the Bivalent Booster. Go to visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccine provider near you.
  • Contact your child’s healthcare provider to schedule routine vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine, or visit vaccines.gov to see where vaccines for children are available.
    • Children and teens may get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including a flu vaccine, at the same time.
  • For more information on COVID-19 vaccines for children click here.
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