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COVID-19 Pfizer Booster Vaccination Recommendations

This morning, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster for those ages 18 to 64 who are at increased risk of Covid-19 because of their workplaces or institutional settings — in addition to older adults, long-term care facility residents and some people with underlying health conditions. […]

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Health Department Reports Bat Positive for Rabies

DeKalb County Health Department confirms its first bat of 2021 tested positive for rabies found in Hinckley on September 21. The bat was captured in a bedroom where the person woke up to the bat flying in the room. Bats are the primary carriers of rabies in Illinois. You cannot tell by looking at a […]

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Positive Mosquito Samples Reported by DeKalb County Health Department

The DeKalb County Health Department is reporting that mosquitoes collected in a trap in Genoa have tested positive for the first time this year, while the DeKalb and Sycamore traps continue to test positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) which is associated with an increased risk of WNV in people. 39 counties have reported WNV […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update and Addition of 2021-2022 FLU Vaccine Walk-In Hours

COVID-19 Vaccine Update The DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccine during walk-in hours with no appointment required. Since June, DCHD has offered walk-in COVID-19 clinics Monday-Friday and has administered over 1,900 vaccines during these on-site clinic opportunities. Over ninety community-based clinics have also been held throughout the County including vaccine opportunities […]

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Mobile Health Unit at Sandwich Fair This Weekend

Mobile Health Unit at Sandwich Fair This Weekend, September 11 and 12 The DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) will provide COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna & Pfizer) at the Sandwich Fair this weekend: Saturday, September 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Walk-in vaccines are also available at […]

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Positive Mosquito Samples Reported by DeKalb County Health Department

First WNV Case in DeKalb County 2021 Positive Mosquito Samples Reported by DeKalb County Health Department The DeKalb County Health Department is reporting that mosquitoes collected in traps in DeKalb and Sycamore have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive tests for WNV in DeKalb County since 2019. Several counties […]

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DeKalb County Health Department Receives Community Mobile Unit

Joint News Release_Community Mobile Unit 2021 DeKalb County Health Department Receives Community Mobile Unit The DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund (DCCRF) advisory committee and the DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) are announcing the arrival of the Mobile Health Unit, which will provide a wide range of health care services, including COVID-19 vaccinations throughout DeKalb County. […]

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Canine Parvovirus Warning: Take Precautions to Keep Your Dog Safe

DeKalb County Animal Control is reporting a high number of cases of Parvovirus in dogs in the City of DeKalb with the majority of cases in the area North of Lucinda and West of First St. over the past few weeks. Parvovirus is specific to dogs and is not transmitted to humans. Parvovirus is most […]

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DeKalb County Health Department Strongly Recommends Masking in Indoor Settings Regardless of Vaccination Status

As of yesterday, DeKalb County’s COVID-19 community transmission is now at Substantial level per Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD), consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health, strongly recommend everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask while indoors […]

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