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Lake County Health Department announces two data breaches impacting nearly 25,000 patients

The Lake County Health Department announced two data breaches, one of which occurred in 2019, that compromised the data of almost 25,000 people. Jefferson McMillan-Wilhoit, the Chief Health Informatics and Technology Officer for the Lake County Health Department, said the first breach was discovered on July 22, 2019. McMillan-Wilhoit told the Chicago Tribune that the […]

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Health department launches rabies investigation after imported dogs pass through Lake County

The state and the Lake County Health Department are investigating after dozens of dogs, some with rabies, were flown to Illinois. Several of them went through Lake County. The Lake County Health Department said they are assisting the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) after a group of 33 dogs was imported from Azerbaijan through […]

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Free Six Flags tickets being handed out for those who get vaccinated in Lake County

The Lake County Health Department announced they are now offering free Six Flags tickets to those who get a COVID-19 vaccine at participating locations in Lake County. “Do you love roller-coasters and also want to end the COVID-19 pandemic? We have great news for you! When you get vaccinated at a participating location you will […]

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Lake County Fairgrounds vaccination site winding down as Lake County shifts vaccine focus

The Lake County Health Department announced they are shifting their focus to hyper-local COVID-19 vaccinations and will be closing their mass vaccination site at the Lake County Fairgrounds next month. The final day for vaccinations at the Lake County Fairgrounds will be June 14, officials said on Thursday. “We have provided over 76,000 COVID-19 vaccinations […]

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Some COVID-19 vaccination sites in Lake, McHenry counties begin transitioning to walk-in appointments

As supply begins to exceed demand, some COVID-19 vaccinations sites in Lake and McHenry counties are beginning to transition to serve walk-ins. The Lake County Health Department announced on Friday that the Lake County Fairgrounds site, located at 1060 East Peterson Road in Grayslake, will offer walk-in vaccinations starting Saturday. The walk-in hours for the […]