Happenings

COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics in MAY

WALK IN ONLY - No Appointments

Johnson & Johnson vaccine and Moderna vaccine will be available

Wednesday, May  5th from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 12th from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 19th from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 26th from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  The food pantry at HCHD is open from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday. Patrons must present proof of Henderson County residency with a document such as a utility bill, etc. Homemaking and Home Health clients who qualify for the program can ask for their homemaker or nurse to bring supplies to them. Please contact Babbie Porter at 309-627-2812, ext. 228.

If you haven't received your Influenza vaccination yet, just call 309-627-2812 to schedule an appointment. Unfortunately, the over-65 vaccine is not available, however, the standard formula does provide protection.

W.I.C. Can Help!

WIC (Women, Infant & Children) is a special supplemental and educational nutrition program available throughout America. WIC's mission is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing health screenings, nutritious foods to supplement diets, education on breastfeeding and healthy eating, and referrals to health care. It is administered in Illinois by the Department of Human Services and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Even if you or your family members are working it is often difficult to make ends meet. WIC can help! It targets the following low-income individuals who may be nutritionally at risk:

- Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after the pregnancy ends).

- Breastfeeding women (up to infant's 1st birthday)

- Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).

- Infants (up to 1st birthday)

- Children up to their 5th birthday

Call the Henderson County Health Department WIC Clinic and schedule and appointment today at 309-627-2812. Remember- WIC can help!!

Henderson County Health Department would like to recognize our nursing staff in our Home Health & Hospice Department during Nurses Week.   The work you do is not only amazingly important, but also just plain amazing!