Peoria City/County Health Dept News Sun, 31 Jul 2016 03:36:38 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2016, Peoria County Government Sun, 31 Jul 2016 03:36:38 +0100 West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pool in Peoria County <p><strong>Peoria County</strong> &ndash; The Peoria City/County Health Department is reporting the first West Nile virus positive mosquito sample detected in Peoria County for 2016. "The positive mosquito pool is an indication that West Nile virus is circulating in our area and individuals should take appropriate preventive measures to protect their health,&rdquo; states Wil Hayes, Director of Environmental Health for the Peoria City/County Health Department. ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:23:12 +0100 Back to School Dental and Immunization Clinics <p>Peoria City/County Health Department is having special back to school walk-in clinics for dental exams and for immunizations for children at the Peoria City/County Health Department, 2116 N. Sheridan Rd, Peoria on Monday, July 11, from 1-3 pm and on Wednesday, July 20, from 9-11 am. ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:21:31 +0100 Cooling Centers Open During High Heat Conditions <p class="Pa1">Peoria City/County Health Department advises residents to take precautions during extremely high temperatures. During a heat wave, individuals who have no access to a cool environment should use cooling centers for relief from the heat. Heat related injuries such as heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and dehydration may develop with or without feelings of discomfort. ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:20:08 +0100 Get Recommended Vaccines Now <p>The Peoria City/County Health Department encourages parents to plan ahead this summer to complete all of their children's school health care requirements and recommended vaccinations.&nbsp;&nbsp; These vaccines prevent serious diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis (whooping cough), as well as some cancers. ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:11:15 +0100 July Board of Health Meeting Date Changed <p><span>The Peoria County Board of Health</span><span> meeting scheduled for 5:30 pm on Monday, July 18, 2016 has been rescheduled to Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the Peoria City/County Health Department.</span></p> <p><span>Media inquiries regarding this meeting can be addressed by calling Diana Scott at 679-6603.</span></p> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:55:58 +0100