In an effort to curb opioid misuse and provide a safe and easy way to dispose of unused medications, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is partnering with State Representative Natalie Manley and the Joliet Fire Department (JFD) to offer FREE Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Kits at 12 locations across the city.
To clarify the CDC’s recent recommendation about COVID-19 booster shots, the Will County Health Department is sharing important information about these additional vaccines.
COVID Infections on the rise amongst unvaccinated
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is announcing new protocols around face coverings at Will County Buildings. Starting Monday, August 2, the public, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, will be required to wear a mask or face covering upon entering any county building and during any time spent in county buildings.
Isolation and limited recovery supports increasing risk for relapse and fatal overdose
The prolonged coronavirus pandemic has created many unintended consequences. Sixty-two percent of Americans have reported feeling more anxious this year compared with last year, according to a public opinion poll released recently by the American Psychiatric Association. The COVID-19 pandemic is first a physical health crisis, but it is also fueling a major mental and behavioral health crisis.
Will County has developed a vaccination program which utilizes a collaborative partnership between the county Health Department and over 40 different providers including local hospitals, EMS providers, pharmacies and other healthcare providers.