Welcome to the Kankakee County Health Department

 

Upcoming - ADULT Walk-in flu clinics

The first seasonal flu vaccination walk-in clinics will be held on Thursday, September 14 and September 21 at the Kankakee County Health Department.
The clinic will begin at 8:30 am and will close at 3:30 pm. This will be an ADULTS ONLY flu clinic. Pneumonia and Shingles vaccine is also available.

The cost is $30.00 for a regular flu shot and $50.00 for a high dose flu shot. Both Medicaid, Medicare (part B), and many private health insurances are accepted.
The single best way to protect yourself against the flu is to get vaccinated.

Click here for the Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Information Sheet

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. With college and schools about to be back in session, it is key to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination.

What’s new for the 2017/2018 school year?

      • TWO doses of varicella for students in grades K-3 and 6-12.
      • ONE dose of Meningococcal ACWY for children in grades 6,7, and 8, received after the 11th birthday.
      • TWO doses of Meningococcal ACWY for children in grade 12, unless the first dose was received after the 16th birthday, then only one dose required.
      • FOUR doses of Polio, with the last received after age 4, and 6 months after the previous dose for those entering Kindergarten

Click HERE for a complete schedule of adult and child immunizations!

Walkin Back to School Clinic - August 10 from 8:30 - 4:00. School and Sports Physicals, Immunizations, Lead and TB testing will be provided.

Our Mission:

The Kankakee County Health Department believes that it is the right of all citizens to have access to a broad continuum of community-based services that protect, maintain and promote the bio-psycho-social health and well-being of the community, and provide a safe and healthy environment.

The department continually assesses the health needs and resources available, promotes development of appropriate needed programs and assures that quality services are acceptable, available, accessible and accountable. These services are delivered in a manner that respects individual and community dignity, values and rights as well as established federal, state and local standards.

Adopted March 6, 1995