Welcome to the Kankakee County Health Department


The flu virus can lead to serious respiratory infections that sometimes lead to hospitalizations. The flu is more severe than a cold, it can come on suddenly, and can include the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, tiredness, and occasionally vomiting and diarrhea.

Getting a flu vaccine is the first and most important step to protect against this year’s flu season. It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine every year. Other important steps include frequent hand washing, staying home when you are sick, and staying away from people that are sick.

The Kankakee County Health Department will be holding flu clinic on the following dates and times:

Thursday October 2, 2014 9am to 4pm
Thursday October 9, 2014 9am to 6pm (late clinic)
Thursday, October 16, 2014 9am to 4pm
Thursday, October 23, 2014 9am to 4pm

The cost is $30.00 for a flu shot and $45.00 for a high dose flu shot for those over 65 years of age. Both Medicaid and Medicare (Part B and Medicare Advantage) are accepted.
We do not accept Aetna or Illini Medicaid cards.

lead free kids

  • Children under 6 are most at risk

  • Get your children tested

  • Get your home tested

  • Renovate the correct way

  • Talk to your doctor about your family's risk

More Resources:

Illinois Lead Program
CDC - Lead Information
Environmental Protection Agency - Lead Information



Our Mission:

The Kankakee County Health Department believes that it is the right of all citizens to have access to a broad continuum of community-based services that protect, maintain and promote the bio-psycho-social health and well-being of the community, and provide a safe and healthy environment.

The department continually assesses the health needs and resources available, promotes development of appropriate needed programs and assures that quality services are acceptable, available, accessible and accountable. These services are delivered in a manner that respects individual and community dignity, values and rights as well as established federal, state and local standards.

Adopted March 6, 1995