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Pfizer collaborates with BioNTech SE to develop and distribute needed vaccine

Pfizer has announced the signing of a letter of intent with BioNTech SE for the co-development and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection. The companies have a head-start on working together, since the partnership builds on ...

Will County Coronavirus cases on the rise

Illinois had a total of 1,049 positive confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, and nine confirmed deaths as of Sunday evening, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health's website. A previous report from a Will County Health Department official that ...

Will County’s first Coronavirus case, hotline established at health department

The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced that a 54-year-old man, currently isolated in the hospital, is Will County's first positive case of Coronavirus. The Will County Health Department reminds you that if you believe you have been exposed ...

Joliet Park District Coronavirus update

The Joliet Park Board of Commissioners & Joliet Park District Executive Staff understand there are concerns about the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our district, we believe awareness and preparedness ...

Registration open for Edward Cancer Center’s Camp Hope

Registration is open for Edward Cancer Center’s 16th annual Camp Hope, a week-long summer camp for children, ages 6-12, whose parent or close family member is living with cancer.

Speaker to discuss new initiative in treatment for opioid use disorder

Romeoville –Dr. Rebecca Baker, Director, National Institutes of Health, Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative, will discuss this aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the opioid crisis at the 2020 Hero Helps Community Forum, slated for ...

A child’s dental health starts during pregnancy

Will County CHC (Community Health Center) Dental Director Dr. Sangita Garg says a child’s oral health begins during pregnancy, and the first step is to cast aside an old wives’ tale. “A common belief used to be that a woman ...

African-Americans are twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia

As the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association is committed to raising awareness of this fatal brain disease and its warning signs in diverse populations during Black History Month and year-round. According ...

Welcome home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration

Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) will be celebrating and honoring Vietnam Era Veterans at their inaugural Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration to take place at American Legion Post 18, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport, on Saturday evening, March 21, 2020.

Health Department reminds community top priority is to avoid getting the flu

Even with all the recent news about Coronavirus, the WCHD (Will County Health Department) says residents should be reminded that we are in the middle of a very challenging annual flu season. WCHD epidemiologist Alpesh Patel says influenza, and how ...

Health department investigating confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s disease

The WCHD (Will County Health Department) and IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) are investigating two health care-associated cases of Legionnaire’s disease at a senior home in Plainfield. No potential source locations outside the facility have been identified. Both WCHD ...

Health Department partnership helping to prevent teen pregnancy in Bolingbrook

When it comes to helping adolescents grow into healthy and happy adults, as a first lady once said, “it takes a village.” Selina Jones, who leads the Bolingbrook High School Junior S.T.A.R.S group, knows the value of surrounding her girls ...

Will County to offer grants as 50th anniversary of Earth Day nears

The Will County Resource Recovery and Energy Division is offering two grant programs as a way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and encourage actions that encourage environmentally beneficial behaviors. An Electric Vehicle Charging Grant is open to ...

Health Department investigates nursing home after patient confirmed with Legionnaire’s Disease

The WCHD (Will County Health Department) and IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) are investigating a health care-associated case of Legionnaire’s disease at a senior home in Bolingbrook. No potential source locations outside the home have been identified. Both WCHD ...

Will County Health center now have 6 bilingual Drs. and nurses

When Pediatrician Dr. Efrain Flores recently returned to the Will County CHC (Community Health Center) staff, Chief Executive Officer Mary Maragos knew it was a big step forward for two reasons. First, a very well-liked doctor who had been gone ...

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