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.
Identifying vision and hearing deficiencies at an early age will lessen the likelihood these deficiencies will turn into learning disorders and behavioral problems, and serves as the goal for this program. Vision and hearing conservation education is provided to parents, school staff and the community.
Certified hearing and vision screening technicians provide screening for preschool through school-age children for vision and hearing deficiencies. In the event that deficiencies in either area are detected, the technicians follow-up with families to make sure the necessary diagnostic testing is accessible and provided. Staff link uninsured and underinsured families with community resources for the child to receive follow-up examinations if necessary.
This service is available to children in DuPage County schools within the school setting only.