317 Immunization Program offered at Adams, Pike County health departments

QUINCY — The 317 Immunization Program has played a critical role in achieving national immunization coverage targets and reductions in disease for more than 50 years. The Adams and Pike County health departments are now offering TDAP and shingles vaccines under the 317 Immunization Program. This program is available for adults, ages 19 and older,…

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Adams County Health Department to offer lab draw program beginning Jan. 3

QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department’s new lab draw program will begin Jan. 3, 2023. This is cost-effective program is ideal for uninsured, under-insured and high deductible insurance plans. Lab draws will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon with no appointment necessary. People…

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Small quantity of vaccine for monkeypox available at Adams County Health Department

QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department has received a small quantity of JYNNEOS vaccine from the state of Illinois. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend widespread vaccination against monkeypox at this time, but this vaccine is recommended by the CDC to prevent monkeypox disease in people determined to be at…

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Adams County flu vaccine clinics scheduled for several sites in September and October

QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department, along with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, is recommending an annual flu vaccination for everyone six months and older. Flu vaccine is currently available at the Adams County Health Department. Immunizations are available Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on a walk-in…

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Safe Kids Adams County to host car seat round-up Thursday

QUINCY — Safe Kids Adams County is having a car seat roundup to dispose of old/expired car seats from noon-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Adams County Health Department parking lot, 330 Vermont. “There are several factors that make a car seat unsafe. If a car seat is cracked, it’s more than six years…

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Household hazardous waste collection event set for Oct. 8 now is canceled

QUINCY — Due to circumstances outside of the Adams County Health Department’s control, the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event scheduled for Oct. 8 has been canceled. The incinerator used to dispose of collected chemicals is out of order. The contractor will not have the equipment fixed in time to hold the event. Community members should…

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Novavax COVID-19 vaccine available starting Aug. 22 at Adams County Health Department

QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department will be offering the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine beginning Aug. 22. This vaccine is the first COVID-19 protein subunit vaccine authorized from the Food and Drug Administration. Novavax vaccine is administered as a two-dose primary series for individuals ages 18 and older. The CDC recommends the following schedule: For…

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Medicare Part D recipients can get vaccines at Adams County Health Department

QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department is now servicing Medicare Part D recipients for all their vaccination needs. Individuals with Medicare Part D can now receive the following vaccines through their insurance at the Adams County Health Department: Shingrex – Shingles vaccine Boostrix – TDAP (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis) vaccine HBV – Hepatitis B vaccine HAV – Hepatitis A vaccine Tenivac – Tetanus and Diptheria…

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Rise in COVID-19 cases reducing local healthcare capacity; here’s where you can get tested in Quincy

QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department is encouraging residents to remain mindful of COVID-19 safety measures. COVID-19 cases regionally as well as in the Quincy community, have notably increased in recent weeks. Increases in hospitalized patients are reducing healthcare capacity in the region. Residents with a known exposure to COVID-19 or who are experiencing…

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 and older now available in Adams County on Friday

QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 and older on Friday. This vaccine is administered as a series of two doses, three weeks apart. People should bring their insurance card. The immunization clinic is open on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.…

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Adams County Health Department administering booster doses of Pfizer vaccine through Oct. 7

QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department will be administering booster doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 28 through Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ambiance, 5225 Koch’s Lane. The booster doses will be administered based on the updated interim guidance about Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from…

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Immunizations for children must be up to date by Oct. 15; back-to-school vaccine clinic set for Oct. 9

QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department, 330 Vermont, reminds residents that children must be up to date on their required immunizations for the school year before Oct. 15.  Walk-ins for all vaccines are accepted from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday. A back-to-school vaccine clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct.…

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Adams County Health Department offering flu vaccine clinics throughout county

QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department, along with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, is recommending an annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older. Flu vaccine is available at the Adams County Health Department. Immunizations are available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on…

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Adams County Health Department to limit testing only for Adams County residents

QUINCY — Recent increases in demand for COVID-19 testing, as well as less stable allocation of testing supplies, have forced the Adams County Health Department’s COVID-19 testing center to now only serve residents of Adams County, Illinois. This change begins Monday. Residents of the county who want to be tested for COVID-19 should bring a…

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Third COVID vaccine shot? Check with your doctor, but probably not yet

QUINCY — Administrator Jerrod Welch said the Adams County Health Department is not currently giving the third vaccine shot to anyone. Welch said the department is instead referring people who ask to talk to their personal physician on what they should do. Only people with weakened immune systems are eligible for the third dose anyway,…

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Free household hazardous waste collection event set for Oct. 9

QUINCY — Do you need to get rid of oil-based paint, old household cleaning supplies or lawn and garden chemicals? Illinois residents with these and other types of household hazardous waste who want to do a little cleaning and clear them out of their basements and garages can dispose of these materials at a free…

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