Health Department News
Appointment-Only Flu Shot Clinics for Skokie Residents
During October, the Health Department will be offering free flu shots to Skokie residents over the age of six months on a first come, first served basis by appointment. Appointments can be made by clicking here. If you do not have internet access, call the Health Department at 847-933-8252 to make an appointment.
Influenza vaccination clinics will be held at the Oakton Community Center located at Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton Street on:
- Tuesday October 2; from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.
- Monday October 8; from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M.
- Tuesday October 16; from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.
Proof of Skokie residency is required. If a resident has Medicare Part B, they are asked to bring their Medicare card so the Health Department can bill for reimbursement of the shot.
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by different influenza viruses. Older people, young children, and people with certain chronic health conditions are at high risk for serious flu complications.
The best way to prevent flu is by getting vaccinated each fall and following these sensible precautions:
- Clean your hands frequently.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
Click here to register for a flu shot clinic.
Skokie Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer Orientation
The Skokie Health Department is developing a Skokie Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of volunteer health professionals, to enhance emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Click here for more information. Click here to download the Skokie MRC application.
For additional information or to sign up for an informational orientation or training, please contact Claudia Braden, RN, at the Skokie Health Department at 847/933-8252 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Battery Recycling Available
The Skokie Health Department is providing a drop off site for the recycling of used batteries for area residents. This program is being done in conjunction with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and Interstate Batteries of Skokie.
The following batteries are eligible for recycling:
Household Alkaline Batteries – AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V. No special preparation is needed for these batteries prior to bringing them for recycling.
Rechargeable Batteries – NiCad, NiMh, lithium ion, and lithium polymer. All rechargeable batteries must have their contact points covered with masking tape or be placed in an individual self-locking plastic bag prior to bringing them for recycling to prevent contact with other batteries which can cause a fire hazard.
Batteries can be brought to the Skokie Health Department, 5127 Oakton Street for recycling any time Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
If you would like more information or have a question regarding this program, contact the Health Department at 847/933-8252.