DCHD is working to vaccinate people in alignment with the Phase 1a recommendations from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) which includes healthcare personnel (HCP), as defined by CDC and further definedby the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), including updates provided on 1/10/21.
Phase 1a includes HCP in:
Other identified congregate care staff and residents
HCP will be required to present verification of their healthcare personnel status, i.e., employee ID badge, check stub, state licensure, or certificate.
Vaccination is by appointment only and dependent on vaccine supply.
As the vaccine supply provided by the State of Illinois/IDPH is allocated based on county jurisdiction, DCHD is further prioritizing its administration of vaccine for individuals who reside, work, or attend college/university in DuPage County. Individuals presenting for vaccination at a DCHD location may be asked to provide verification of residence, employment, or school attendance within DuPage County.
At this time, we are only providing vaccinations to healthcare personnel (HCP) 18 years and older.
Vaccination prioritization will continue to change as COVID-19 vaccine supply increases in the coming weeks.
Early Intervention and Prevention Services are available for ages kindergarten or younger. Children with symptoms including aggression, anxiety, angry outbursts, self-harm and sexual acting-out may benefit from services. In addition, children with significant trauma such as exposure to domestic violence or death of a parent may benefit from an evaluation. Services may be beneficial for children with adjustment-related stressors such as parents' divorce or foster care placement.
Children may not qualify for services if their behaviors are developmentally expected, such as tantrums that last five-to-ten minutes, separation anxiety, lack of self-control and impulsivity under the age of 3, or behaviors that are related to minor adjustments or related to primary autism, sensory, or developmental concerns. Services may not be indicated for symptoms related to minor adjustments like the birth of a sibling or family's move to a new home.
Symptoms for Eligibility
Children eligible for Early Intervention and Prevention services have symptoms that affect their functioning at home, school or in the community:
Extreme separation anxiety
Goes to everyone, is friendly with strangers
Lack of independence after age of 3
Not turning to parent for comfort
A parent feels the child has no closeness to the parent