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Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccines Administered to Suburban Cook County Residents:
347,389

2nd doses administered:
82,358

Vaccines Administered to Suburban Cook County Residents age 65 and above:
121,455

Percentage of age 65+ population to receive at least one dose:
38.8%

This Is Public Health

Behavioral Health

Behavioral health includes mental illness and substance misuse. Both of these conditions are very common in adults and teens.

Chronic Diseases

A chronic disease is any serious condition that lasts longer than three months. Chronic diseases typically can be treated, but not cured.

Communicable Diseases

CCDPH prevents and controls the spread of communicable diseases by conducting disease surveillance, responding to outbreaks and making recommendations.

Epidemiology – Data & Reports

CCDPH provides comprehensive population, health behavior, disease and injury data for suburban Cook County residents and communities.

Emergency Preparedness

Get information to help you and your family prepare for a public health emergency: “Be Aware. Get Prepared. Take Action.

Environmental Health

CCDPH enforces Cook County and Illinois state laws related to environmental health issues within suburban Cook County.

Health Equity

Health inequities are differences in health status between groups of people that result from unjust social inequalities between those groups.

Nursing Services

CCDPH provides breast and cervical cancer referral, follow-up and case management; vision and hearing screening; public health nursing; and Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control.

CCDPH is the public health authority for most of suburban Cook County

CCDPH is the nationally accredited, state-certified local health department for 2.5 million residents and 127 municipalities surrounding Chicago.

CCDPH is an affiliate of Cook County Health

CCH is one of the largest public health systems in the nation. In addition to CCDPH, it includes: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital; more than a dozen community health centers; the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center; Correctional Health (at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center); and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.

CCDPH is governed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners

The Cook County Board of Commissioners, presided over by the Cook County Board President, is the regulatory Board of Health for CCDPH.

Toni Preckwinkle

President
Cook County Board of Commissioners

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Listeria Outbreak Update CDC warns to avoid all Cheese Sold Under the Brand Name El Abuelito

On February 24, 2021

CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/hispanic-soft-cheese-02-21/index.htmlRead more

CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine

On February 24, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a virtual National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine for vaccine practitioners and champions.Read more

Warning - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo

On February 24, 2021

There is an outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu (Kivu Nord) province in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Travelers to this area could be infected with Ebola if they comeRead more

Warning - Ebola in Guinea

On February 24, 2021

There is an outbreak of Ebola in N'Zérékoré Prefecture of Guinea. Travelers to this area could be infected with Ebola if they come in contact with an infected person's blood or other body fluids.Read more

GLG Trading Inc., Recalls Beef Tallow Products Imported Without the Benefit of Inspection

On February 22, 2021

GLG Trading Inc., a Chino, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 96,810 pounds of beef tallow products that were imported from the People's Republic of China, an ineligible country for beefRead more

COVID-19 Unknown - COVID-19 in Eritrea

On February 22, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to Eritrea.Read more

COVID-19 Moderate - COVID-19 in the Falkland Islands

On February 22, 2021

Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid all nonessential travel to the Falkland Islands.Read more

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Nepal

On February 22, 2021

Travelers should avoid all nonessential travel to Nepal.Read more

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Chad

On February 22, 2021

Travelers should avoid all nonessential travel to Chad.Read more

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Benin

On February 22, 2021

Travelers should avoid all nonessential travel to Benin.Read more

COVID-19 Low - COVID-19 in the Northern Mariana Islands

On February 22, 2021

If you travel, take steps before, during, and after travel to keep yourself and others from getting COVID-19.Read more

COVID-19 Unknown - COVID-19 in Burundi

On February 22, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to Burundi.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Guernsey

On February 22, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to Guernsey.Read more

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Thailand

On February 22, 2021

Travelers should avoid all nonessential travel to Thailand.Read more

COVID-19 Unknown - COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan

On February 22, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to Kyrgyzstan.Read more

COVID-19 Unknown - COVID-19 in Sudan

On February 22, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to Sudan.Read more

Urban Remedy Voluntarily Recalls Beverages with Undeclared Almond & Cashew Allergens

On February 22, 2021

Urban Remedy, a California-based producer and retailer of ultra-fresh, organic meals, is voluntarily recalling 462 beverages because it may contain undeclared almonds and cashews.Read more

Market District Voluntarily Recalls Gourmet Chocolate Covered Pretzels Due to Undeclared Pecan Allergen

On February 20, 2021

Giant Eagle, Inc. has issued a voluntarily recall of Market District Gourmet Pretzel Platters and Gourmet Pretzel Bags due to the possibility the product may contain an undeclared pecan allergen. ThosRead more

CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine

On February 19, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a virtual National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine for vaccine practitioners and champions.Read more

El Abuelito Recalls Queso Fresco Products Because of Possible Health Risk

On February 19, 2021

El Abuelito Cheese of Paterson, NJ is recalling all Queso Fresco (Fresh, soft cheese) products, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can causeRead more

AH Company International Distribution, Inc., Recalls Pork Products Imported Without the Benefit of Inspection

On February 19, 2021

AH Company International Distribution Inc., a Garden Grove, Calif. firm, is recalling approximately 30,081 pounds of pork pâté products that were imported from an ineligible establishment and distribuRead more

El Abuelito Retira Del Mercado Productos de Queso Fresco por Posible Riesgo a la Salud

On February 19, 2021

El Abuelito Cheese de Paterson, NJ, está retirando del mercado todos los productos de queso fresco (queso fresco, suave), porque pueden estar potencialmente contaminados con Listeria monocytogenes, unRead more

CDC Offers Winter Safety Tips

On February 18, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been closely following the extreme weather events across the country and offers these tips to help keep you and your family safe.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Saint Barthelemy

On February 16, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to Saint Barthelemy.Read more

COVID-19 Moderate - COVID-19 in Grenada

On February 16, 2021

Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid all nonessential travel to Grenada.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Bonaire

On February 16, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to Bonaire.Read more

Litehouse Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Anchovies in Product

On February 15, 2021

Litehouse Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Brite Harbor Caesar Dressing & Dip 1.5 oz pillows because it may contain undeclared anchovies. The Food and Drug Administration haRead more

Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19

On February 13, 2021

Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19Read more

CDC Food Safety Alert: CDC investigating fast-moving outbreak of Listeria infections

On February 12, 2021

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections linked to Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/hispanic-soft-cheRead more

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On February 12, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.Read more

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