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Posted: August 4, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations are Safe, Effective, and More Critical Than Ever

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, and DuPage County remains in Substantial transmission according to county-level data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is once again strongly urging eligible residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. In DuPage County, over 99.9 percent of hospitalized and deceased COVID-19 cases since mid-December 2020 have been in persons not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination continues to be the best form of protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant, and helps prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death in fully vaccinated people.
Posted: July 28, 2021

DuPage County Experiencing Substantial COVID-19 Community Transmission

As of today, DuPage County’s COVID-19 community transmission is now at Substantial level per Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The recent rise in cases and hospitalizations is likely attributed to the more contagious Delta variant which has now become the more predominant variant across the country. Still, vaccines continue to be the best form of protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant and help prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
Posted: July 21, 2021

Health Department Urges Residents to Practice Preventive Measures as COVID-19 Activity Increases in DuPage County

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is reporting a 75 percent increase in COVID-19 cases and a 44 percent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the past week among DuPage County residents. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is projecting that the Delta variant comprises over 83 percent of new COVID-19 cases across the country and creates a higher level of risk for unvaccinated people. In DuPage County, a notable increase in Delta variant cases has also been identified. Thus, DCHD urges unvaccinated residents 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Posted: July 14, 2021

DCHD Urges COVID-19 Vaccinations for Eligible Adolescents before the Start of the New School Year

According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination data, 81 percent of eligible residents 12 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 65 percent are fully vaccinated. Additionally, 98 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 82 percent are fully vaccinated. Despite the successful vaccination rates in DuPage County, health officials continue to encourage parents of school-aged children 12 years and older to get their children fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the beginning of the school year.
Posted: July 9, 2021

DuPage Community Vaccination Clinic Moving as Health Department Shifts COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) announced today that COVID-19 vaccine administration will move from the DuPage County Fairgrounds to the Health Department’s Central Public Health Center (CPHC) in Wheaton. As the pandemic evolves, health officials are redeploying resources to continue vaccinating the community against COVID-19 using alternate strategies, including local mobile clinics provided by the DCHD Care Van. Many other local healthcare partners will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccination as well. To find a location near you, visit www.vaccines.gov.
Posted: July 7, 2021

DuPage County Ranks in the Top 2 Percent of U.S. Counties with Eligible Residents Vaccinated against COVID-19

According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 vaccination data, DuPage County ranks 47th out of 3,283 counties, or the top 2%, among U.S. counties with the highest percentage of eligible residents vaccinated with at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. As of July 7, more than 80 percent of eligible residents 12 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 64 percent are fully vaccinated. Additionally, 98 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 82 percent are fully vaccinated.
Posted: June 30, 2021

80 Percent of Eligible DuPage County Residents Have Received at Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination data, 80 percent of eligible residents 12 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 63 percent are fully vaccinated. Additionally, 98 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 81 percent are fully vaccinated. Most importantly, there has been a notable decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths throughout the county.
Posted: June 23, 2021

More than 74 Percent of DuPage County Adults Have Received at Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

With more than 74 percent of DuPage County adults over 18 years old vaccinated with at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, DuPage County is pleased to join the state in reaching President Biden’s vaccination goal before the July 4 target date. Still, the DuPage County Health Department urges residents who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 to get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity as new and more transmissible variants spread throughout the country.
Posted: June 18, 2021

DuPage County COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic Transitions to Next Vaccine Phase

The DuPage County COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic will be decreasing the number of days the clinic is open as vaccination rates rise and more providers are offering COVID-19 vaccines in DuPage County. Last week the DuPage County COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic administered its 100,000th vaccine dose.
Posted: June 18, 2021

Health Department Receives Bringing Care to the Community Mobile Clinic Van

DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) today announced the arrival of their Bringing Care to the Community Mobile Clinic van, which will provide a wide range of health care services, including COVID-19 vaccinations to vulnerable communities. The mobile clinic is DCHD’s latest strategy to expand access to quality health care opportunities to at-risk populations throughout DuPage County.
Posted: June 16, 2021

Over 100,000 COVID-19 Vaccinations Administered at the DuPage County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) reached a momentous vaccination milestone after administering its 100,000 COVID-19 vaccination at the DuPage County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic this week. As COVID-19 vaccination progress continues in DuPage County, DCHD strongly encourages residents who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 to help protect themselves and others by getting vaccinated at the earliest opportunity as more transmissible variants are on the rise.
Posted: June 9, 2021

Over One Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered to DuPage County Residents

Since COVID-19 vaccines became available in DuPage County on December 17, 2020, 1,005,620 COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered to DuPage County residents. DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) remains committed to educating and encouraging all eligible residents who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 to get their vaccination as soon as possible as Illinois prepares to move to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan and fully reopen on Friday, June 11. As of June 9, more than 51 percent, or 480,551, of all DuPage County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Posted: June 2, 2021

58 Percent of Eligible DuPage County Residents Are Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19

As of June 2, more than 49 percent, or 457,274, of all DuPage County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the DuPage County residents 12 years and older who are currently eligible to be vaccinated, 66 percent have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 58 percent have been fully vaccinated. Additionally, 87 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 years and older are fully vaccinated and 93 percent have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. In the past week, more than 20,000 vaccine doses were administered into the arms of DuPage County residents for a total of 978,285 doses administered to date.
Posted: May 26, 2021

More than 56 Percent of Eligible DuPage County Residents Are Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19

As of May 26, more than 47 percent, or 444,010, of all DuPage County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the DuPage County residents 12 years and older who are currently eligible to be vaccinated, 64 percent have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and 56 percent have been fully vaccinated. Additionally, 86 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 years and older are fully vaccinated and 92 percent have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. In the past week, more than 39,000 vaccine doses were administered into the arms of DuPage County residents for a total of 952,030 doses administered to date.
Posted: May 19, 2021

More than 45 Percent of DuPage County Residents Are Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19

As of May 19, more than 45 percent, or 419,378, of DuPage County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the DuPage County residents currently eligible, 53 percent have been fully vaccinated and 62 percent have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Additionally, 85 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 years and older are fully vaccinated and 92 percent have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. In the past week, more than 43,000 vaccine doses were administered into the arms of DuPage County residents for a total of 905,761 doses administered to date.
Posted: May 12, 2021

DuPage County COVID-19 Vaccine Providers to Begin Vaccinating Children Ages 12 to 15 Years Old This Week

Beginning tomorrow, May 13, several healthcare vaccine providers throughout DuPage County are planning to open COVID-19 vaccinations to children ages 12 to 15 years old. DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) will open vaccinations to this age group by Monday, May 17. Parents can begin to register their 12 to 15 year old children at dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccineregistration to schedule an appointment with DCHD. For vaccine providers beginning vaccinations tomorrow, visit www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccine.
Posted: May 5, 2021

Nearly 62 Percent of Eligible Residents Vaccinated Against COVID-19 with at Least One Dose

As of today, over 37 percent, or 346,628, of DuPage County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the DuPage County residents currently eligible, nearly 62 percent, or 458,162, have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Additionally, 89 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. In the past week, more than 36,000 vaccine doses were administered into the arms of DuPage County residents for a total of 804,790 doses administered to date.
Posted: May 4, 2021

Health Department Partners with Local First Responders to Vaccinate Homebound Residents

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is partnering with the DuPage County Fire Chiefs Association, Region 8 Emergency Medical Service System (EMS), and local Fire Departments to expand current efforts to vaccinate homebound individuals in DuPage County. This partnership will help ensure that any homebound individual who cannot safely leave their residence is able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Posted: April 30, 2021

DuPage County Announces Goal to Have 80 Percent of Eligible Residents Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 by July 1

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) today announced a county vaccination goal while outlining the ongoing strategies and partnerships to vaccinate residents. As of Apr. 29, more than 34 percent of DuPage County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the DuPage County residents currently eligible, over 60 percent have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Additionally, 88 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Posted: April 21, 2021

More than 400,000 DuPage County Residents Have Been Vaccinated with at Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

As of today, 280,503, or 30.2 percent, of DuPage County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, 86.5 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Based on data from Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), DuPage County currently has the highest percentage of all 102 counties with 44 percent of the total population vaccinated with at least one dose. In the past week, more than 70,000 vaccine doses were administered into the arms of DuPage County residents for a total of 690,802 doses administered to date.
Posted: April 19, 2021

DuPage County Receives Its Largest Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

This week, DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) will receive its largest COVID-19 vaccine allocation to date, with 44,090 first vaccine doses. This tops the previous weekly record high of 23,875 first doses received by DuPage County in January. The notable increase in vaccine doses will allow DCHD to allocate vaccine to all its vaccine provider partners and help further expand access to COVID-19 vaccine for DuPage County residents.

Posted: April 14, 2021

One in Four DuPage County Residents Are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

As of today, 238,324, or 25.7 percent, of DuPage County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 369,858, or 39.8 percent, of residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Additionally, 84.8 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. In the past week, more than 84,265 vaccine doses were administered into the arms of DuPage County residents for a total of 608,182 doses administered to date.
Posted: April 9, 2021

DCHD Officials Urge Residents to Remain Vigilant and Practice Preventive Measures as COVID-19 Transmission Increases in DuPage County

DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) continues to closely monitor COVID-19 key indicators to identify early but significant increases in COVID-19 transmission activity throughout the county. This week, health officials are reporting a concerning increase in COVID-19 daily cases, positivity rate, and related hospitalizations. Residents are reminded to stay vigilant and continue practicing COVID-19 safety precautions to protect themselves and their community.
Posted: April 7, 2021

One in Three DuPage County Residents Have Been Vaccinated with at Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

As of today, 332,458, or 35.8 percent, of DuPage County residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 191,459, or 20.6 percent of residents have been fully vaccinated. Additionally, 82.4 percent of DuPage County residents ages 65 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. In the past week, more than 59,000 vaccine doses were administered into the arms of DuPage County residents for a total of 523,917 doses administered to date.
Posted: April 1, 2021

More than 460,000 Vaccine Doses Administered to DuPage County Residents

As of today, Apr. 1, 464,334 doses have been administered into the arms of DuPage County residents, which represents the administration of more than 50,000 doses of vaccine in the past week. Additionally, 168,993, or 18.2 percent, of DuPage County residents are now fully vaccinated, and 79.4 percent of residents 65 years and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Posted: March 24, 2021

DuPage County Health Department Announces Plan to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Phase 1b Plus

Beginning today, Mar. 24, DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) will expand COVID-19 vaccine appointment opportunities to individuals who are eligible in Phase 1b Plus, including persons + 16 to 64 years old with comorbidities and underlying conditions, as well as individuals with disabilities. In DuPage County, an estimated 174,443 DuPage County residents will become newly eligible in Phase 1b Plus.  
Posted: March 19, 2021

DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic Expands Operations with Illinois Department of Public Health Partnership

DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are partnering to expand the operations of the DCHD COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic. This unique partnership will provide an increased vaccine supply and greater access to COVID-19 vaccinations for the residents of DuPage County and Illinois.
Posted: March 17, 2021

More Than 25,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Have Been Administered by the DCHD Community Vaccination Clinic as Vaccine Supply Challenges Continue

As of early this week, the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic has administered more than 25,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses since operations began in December 2020. This community vaccination clinic represents one of eight COVID-19 mass vaccination sites in DuPage County. These mass vaccination sites are a part of a countywide vaccine network that can vaccinate over 65,700 people per week, but these efforts remain constrained by the limited and varied vaccine supply.
Posted: March 16, 2021

Over 200,000 DuPage Residents Have Received at Least One Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine and DuPage County COVID-19 Vaccine Network Is Poised to Expand When Vaccine Supply Allows

DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) continues to build a countywide COVID-19 vaccine network that can administer vaccines as quickly as they become available. Currently, DCHD and other local vaccine providers have created the capacity to administer more than 65,700 vaccine doses per week. These providers have been working tirelessly since December to vaccinate eligible individuals who live or work in DuPage County. Since December, over 200,000 DuPage County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Posted: March 10, 2021

Over 10 Percent of DuPage County Residents Are Now Fully Vaccinated

Over 271,684 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to DuPage County residents, and 177,631 residents have received at least one dose of vaccine as of today, March 10. Of those vaccinated, 94,053 people, or 10.13 percent of DuPage County residents, are fully vaccinated. This represents the administration of 59,049 doses of vaccine in the past week to DuPage County residents.
Posted: March 3, 2021

Over 212,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Have Been Administered to DuPage County Residents

As of today, over 212,635 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to DuPage County residents and 147,031 residents have received at least one dose of vaccine. Of those vaccinated, 65,604 people, or 7.06 percent, have received second doses and are fully vaccinated. This represents the administration of 48,304 doses of vaccine in the past week to DuPage County residents.
Posted: February 24, 2021

Nearly One in Seven DuPage County Residents Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

Progress in COVID-19 vaccine administration continues with approximately 116,940, or 13 percent, of DuPage County residents being vaccinated with at least one dose and 47,391 residents, or 5.1 percent of the County’s population fully vaccinated with two doses, as of Feb. 24. However, due to the limited vaccine supply of first doses provided by the State, DuPage County Health Department’s (DCHD) Community Vaccination Clinic and other local vaccine providers are scaling back first dose appointments and primarily focusing on administering second doses in the coming weeks.
Posted: February 17, 2021

DuPage County Updates on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and First Report of Local COVID-19 Case Caused by B.1.1.7 Variant

DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has learned the number of COVID-19 vaccines allocated to DuPage County in the next three weeks for first doses will be very limited. This week, DCHD expects to receive only 2,450 vaccines for first doses for distribution to vaccine providers in DuPage County which is much lower than the recent average of 14,000 new vaccine doses previously received each week.
Posted: February 9, 2021

DuPage County COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic to Expand and Relocate to DuPage County Fairgrounds

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) announced today that starting tomorrow, Feb. 10, the DCHD COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic will relocate to the DuPage County Fairgrounds located at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton to expand its vaccination capacity as vaccine supply allows. Vaccinations are available by appointment only to individuals signed up on the DCHD registration form.
Posted: February 3, 2021

DuPage County Moves to Phase 4 Mitigations

Due to the substantial progress DuPage County has made against COVID-19, the State of Illinois is moving Region 8 (DuPage and Kane) to Phase 4 mitigations today. To maintain this progress, DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) urges residents, including persons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, to continue adhering to the public health measures that help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Posted: January 27, 2021

DuPage County Begins Transition to Phase 1b

As of today, 58,575 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to DuPage County residents, and 1.7%, or 15,815 individuals, have been fully vaccinated. This represents over 12,000 doses administered in the past week. This week, DuPage County began its transition to vaccinate individuals in Phase 1b with some local providers vaccinating their eligible patients or clients.
Posted: January 20, 2021

Over 46,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered Despite Limited Vaccine Supply

As of today, DuPage County leads the state with 1.39% of the population fully vaccinated. Over 46,000 vaccines have been administered to DuPage County residents, and 12,949 persons have been fully vaccinated with two doses, according to COVID-19 vaccination data. As the number of individuals vaccinated in the Phase 1a category increases to a substantial level, DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) anticipates beginning the transition to Phase 1b starting Monday, January 25.
Posted: January 13, 2021

DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Weekly Update

This week, vaccination efforts in DuPage County remain focused on administering first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare personnel in Phase 1a and expanding vaccine capacity throughout the county. As of Jan. 12, 2021, approximately 33,950 vaccines have been administered to DuPage County healthcare personnel according to vaccination data provided by Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). DuPage County is currently in the top five counties for the percent of population fully vaccinated.
Posted: January 6, 2021

DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Weekly Update

Since COVID-19 vaccine began arriving in DuPage County, over 18,000 healthcare workers who live or work in DuPage County have now been vaccinated, as of Jan. 4, 2021. This indicates the County being on track to complete the Phase 1a priority group, including  an estimated 43,000 healthcare personnel (HCP), within the projected eight-week timeline.
Posted: December 31, 2020

DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Weekly Update

Since the first doses of vaccine were received on December 16, DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) and the health systems serving DuPage County are working to vaccinate as many healthcare personnel as possible as the vaccine supply increases. DCHD will be reporting the total number of vaccines distributed and administered in the county in the coming week.
Posted: December 23, 2020

DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Weekly Update

Since the first 13,650 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in DuPage County last Wednesday, DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has worked to distribute vaccine to local healthcare partners who have been vaccinating healthcare personnel in DuPage County. Over 10,000 healthcare personnel have been vaccinated so far.  
Posted: December 18, 2020

DuPage County Health Department Delivers COVID-19 Vaccine to Hospitals

DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) staff securely transported and delivered the first allotments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to all DuPage County hospitals on Thursday, December 17, 2020. These initial vaccine shipments will serve to vaccinate and protect healthcare personnel in DuPage County.
Posted: December 16, 2020

DuPage County Received its First COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment

Today, DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) received its first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The vaccine was authorized on Friday, December 11, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through an emergency use authorization (EUA) after conducting a thorough evaluation of the available safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality information.
Posted: December 9, 2020

DuPage County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan Weekly Update

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is preparing to receive and distribute the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in DuPage County next week. At this time, the amount of vaccine in the first shipment to DuPage is expected to be about 13,000 doses.
Posted: December 4, 2020

Health Department Planning for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in DuPage County

In anticipation of COVID-19 vaccine availability, the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is preparing to receive and distribute vaccines later this month. This work includes developing plans to ensure equitable and timely distribution, assessing logistical capabilities, and communicating vaccine safety and effectiveness to diverse populations in multiple sectors.

Last Updated: 4/12/21