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Morgan County

         Health Department


    Annual FLU Clinic


Don’t Get the Flu! Don’t Spread the Flu!
Get Vaccinated!!


WHEN:   October 2nd, 1pm to 6pm

               October 3rd, 8am to 6pm


WHERE:  Jacksonville High School Bowl

                    215 S. Church, Jacksonville, IL


COST:  $32.00 regular flu

             $55.00 high dose flu

            (recommended for persons over 65)


FREE to Medicare Part B & Medicaid Recipients.  We accept cash, credit card, insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Alliance and Coventry)


    “The single best way to protect against

          the flu is toget vaccinated each year.”

                       Centers for Disease Control


                             For more information call:

                                    Morgan County Health Department

                                               (217) 245-5111                           


Create a

                Family Game Plan             

In an emergency, every second counts- that’s why it’s crucial to have a game plan.

This September is National Preparedness Month. Morgan County Health Department wants to encourage all Morgan County citizens to develop a family game plan.  As with other things, having a plan of action is peace of mind!

Here are some tips:

1)  Download some apps! 

The American Red Cross has the Red Cross Mobile Apps for your phone.  This gives you information at your fingertips.  There is info on First Aid, Natural Disasters, Blood, Fire, Shelter, and Pet Information just to name a few.

Download the Red Cross First Aid App

These apps are available for download in Apple App Store or Google Play.  Check it out!

2)  Make a Disaster Preparedness Plan for your family! 

It is important to make sure that the entire family is prepared and informed in the event of a disaster or emergency. You may not always be together when these events take place and should have plans for making sure you are able to contact and find one another.

Emergency Contact Cards for All Household Members

  • Print one card for each family member.
  • Write the contact information for each household member, such as work, school and cell phone numbers.
  • Fold the card so it fits in your pocket, wallet or purse.
  • Carry the card with you so it is available in the event of a disaster or other emergency.
  • You can download an emergency contact card template here.  

  • 3)  Make a emergency kit!

    Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

    At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:

    • Water—one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
    • Food—non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
    • Flashlight
    • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
    • Extra batteries
    • First aid kit – Anatomy of a First Aid Kit
    • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
    • Multi-purpose tool
    • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
    • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
    • Cell phone with chargers
    • Family and emergency contact information
    • Extra cash
    • Emergency blanket
    • Map(s) of the area

    Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:

    • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)
    • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
    • Games and activities for children
    • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
    • Two-way radios
    • Extra set of car keys and house keys
    • Manual can opener

    Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

    • Whistle
    • N95 or surgical masks
    • Matches
    • Rain gear
    • Towels
    • Work gloves
    • Tools/supplies for securing your home
    • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
    • Plastic sheeting
    • Duct tape
    • Scissors
    • Household liquid bleach
    • Entertainment items
    • Blankets or sleeping bags

    Make sure you are as prepared as you possibly can be for potential disasters and other emergencies. These events can strike suddenly, at any time and anywhere. There are actions everyone can take that can help make a difference.

    • I know what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in my community.
    • I have a family disaster plan and have practiced it.
    • I have an emergency preparedness kit.
    • At least one member of my household is trained in first aid and CPR/AED.
    • I have taken action to help my community prepare.

      Why Recycle??
        Recycling may require a few extra minutes and conscious commitment.  However, by recycling, the negative impacts on the environment can be minimized and promote a safer and more sustainable community. 
        Recycling conserves energy and our natural resources, saves landfill space, as well as reduces water and air pollution.  As environmental awareness increases, recycling increases in relevance.
        The common montra Reduce, Reuse, Recycle combined with purchasing recycled products comprise a comprehensive waste and resource reduction strategy that benefits our natural world.  For every 1,000 tons of recycled material, 15 jobs are created as compared to less than one job created by land filling the material.
        The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 70% of the waste Americans produce could be recycled.
        The Morgan County Health Department has dedicated a section of our website for information and education to help you with your recycling efforts.
        Recycling is a very important part of our countys waste management.  Click on the page at the left for more information about recycling opportunities in Morgan County.

    WE NEED YOU!!!

    A disaster can strike anywhere, whether it’s a hazardous material or weapons of mass destruction or a natural disaster like a tornado or flood.   Problems arising from emergencies and disasters pose a threat to human health, well-being, and survival.


        In the event of a disaster, the health department would need volunteers to help us help the citizens of Morgan County.  We will need medical staff as well as support and environmental staff.  If  you would be interested in being on our list, please fill out the Volunteer application and send it to us.


      Click here for the Volunteer Application.


     Thank you for your support!