Peoria City/County Health Dept News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:14:42 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2014, Peoria County Government Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:14:42 +0100 Send Your Kids Back to School with Their Vaccines Up to Date <p>Back-to-school season is near and the Peoria City/County Health Department reminds parents it's the perfect time to make sure kids are up-to-date on their vaccines as they also gather school supplies and back packs.</p> <p>Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC&rsquo;s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children&rsquo;s health&mdash;and that of classmates and the community. ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:19:09 +0100 Peoria County Board of Health Committee Meeting Canceled <p>The Health Protection Services Committee meeting of the Peoria County Board of Health scheduled for Wednesday, July 23rd has been canceled.<br />Media inquiries regarding this meeting can be addressed by calling Diana Scott at 309/679-6603.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:40:20 +0100 West Nile Virus Positive Bird in Peoria County <p><strong>Peoria County</strong> &ndash; The Peoria City/County Health Department is reporting the first West Nile virus positive bird sample detected in Peoria County for 2014. "The positive bird 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. ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:39:05 +0100