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 DuPage County Health Department welcomes the opportunity to host interns in most service units. These opportunities will be posted along with other open job opportunities on the Human Resources website. Health Department internships are paid positions.
Unpaid internship opportunities are not the norm; however, these may arise if formal agreements with schools are in place. The Health Department maintains agreements with schools that have formal programs in-place and are not normally maintained for individual students.
The DuPage County Health Department does not maintain a volunteer program. If you are interested in volunteering to work with clients who visit our Community Center, please contact the staff at NAMI DuPage. In order to protect client privacy, we do not offer the opportunity to volunteer within other areas of the DuPage County Health Department. However, we recommend that you visit Giving DuPage, an organization dedicated to promote giving and volunteerism opportunities in DuPage County.
Student Inquiries for Information
We recognize that interviewing those who work in the field of public health for projects and assignments is a common requirement in many undergraduate- and graduate-level university programs. We love to talk about what we do! Please contact us well in advance of your assignment due date.