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HANOVER–The Jo Daviess County COVID Call Center is a busy place. The phones are ringing constantly as individuals call in, hoping to get on a wait list for the vaccine. Staffed by volunteers … more
GALENA–How to prioritize individuals on a wait list for the COVID-19 vaccine was the question public health administrator Sandra Schleicher posed to members of the Jo Daviess County Board of … more
ELIZABETH–Elizabeth resident Brenda Wand Ertmer and her daughter had a challenging time, but each successfully booked a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for two elderly family members through the Jo Daviess County Health Department... more
HANOVER–The Jo Daviess County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Hanover has been transformed into a call center with the goal of helping those in Phase 1b without access to a computer or … more
GALENA–Charlie Hartig, CEO of Hartig Drug, said his company is ready to help vaccinate individuals in Jo Daviess County. They’re just waiting for doses.“Unlike the public health … more
GALENA–Jo Davies County residents anticipating their second COVID-19 vaccination shot received a special email early this week. The email contained the link for the vaccination appointment … more
GALENA–Sandra Schleicher, county public health administrator, has requested more doses of COVID vaccine from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). These doses will not be available … more
GALENA–As of Feb. 5, Jo Daviess County reported 1,555 cases of COVID-19 since last spring. There have been 17 new cases since Feb. 1. Approximately, 1,530 of those are recovered. There have … more
GALENA–Requesting more doses, finding volunteers, establishing a call center, communicating more effectively with the public. All of these topics were on the minds of Peg Dittmar and Tracy … more
GALENA–In what feels like a scene from a science fiction movie, Jo Daviess County residents anxiously sit, glued to a computer screen in hopes of being lucky enough to land a rare dose of … more
GALENA–The vaccination landscape is changing rapidly for the Jo Daviess County Health Department as the vaccine rollout and allotment is updated and changed. The department is asking for … more
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