Despite changes to school year, vaccinations still important says IDPH

August is National Immunization Awareness Month information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 5, 2020) – Although school will look different this year because of COVID-19—whether it’s remote learning, classroom learning, or a hybrid—kids should still receive their routine vaccinations. Vaccines help protect children from diseases like chickenpox and pertussis, … Read more

Gov. Pritzker launches mask awareness campaign: ‘It Only Works If You Wear It’

It only works if you wear it

Public health campaign uses real-time data to allocate resources to communities with greatest risk; Illinois mask mandate went into effect May 1 information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 4, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker launched a new $5 million awareness campaign to encourage Illinois residents to wear a face covering … Read more