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.
All positions with the Health Department will require reference checks and criminal background checks prior to an offer of employment. Some positions may additionally require professional credentialing. Credentialing is a process that reviews and verifies the qualifications of service providers and coordinates connection to insurance companies in order for our providers to bill for services provided. Depending on the position, the credentialing process may include, but is not limited to, a comprehensive review of:
If offered a position with the DuPage County Health Department, completion of appropriate credentialing paperwork is critical. Failure to complete credentialing-related forms may delay a start date. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the background check and credentialing processes.