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.
The Trauma and Disaster Team is comprised of behavioral health clinicians who provide counseling and debriefing services to individuals in the community who have experienced a traumatic event. A traumatic event could include:
Surviving a natural disaster
A traumatic injury
An unexpected or sudden death
Witnessing or being a victim of a violent crime
Trauma responses are ideally provided 48 to 72 hours after the traumatic event.
Trauma and disaster response services are most often provided in a family or group setting. Requests for a trauma and disaster response should be made to Crisis Services. Crisis services staff will collect brief information regarding the request and contact the Trauma and Disaster coordinator. The coordinator will then contact the requester to gather more detailed information and begin to plan the trauma and disaster response.