Unvaccinated Child From Florida Becomes First Death Of The Flu SeasonA child in Florida has become the first person to die of the flu this season, according to state health officials. State epidemiologists say the child had not been vaccinated and was otherwise healthy before getting sick with the flu.
Walmart Offering Free Health Screening On SaturdayThe free screenings will take place until 2:00 Saturday afternoon.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Veto Of Anti-Heroin BillSenate Democrats bucked Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto Wednesday in instituting a law to fight heroin abuse in Illinois, but ran into predictable Republican derision when they approved spending $3.8 billion to fund a variety of programs from breast cancer screenings to lottery prizes.
New Vaccine Requirements For Illinois StudentsIllinois requires students enrolling in school to be up-to-date on immunizations. Students enrolling in kindergarten for the first time in an Illinois school must have an eye exam by a licensed optometrist or a medical doctor.
Best Places To Get Free Check-ups, Immunizations And Vaccinations In ChicagoWith many families struggling to receive health care services, it's important to note there are a number of facilities that provide free or low cost health services for children, adults and elderly patients.
Hundreds Held Out Of School In Gary The Gary Community School Corp. had to exclude between 700 to 750 students as of Tuesday morning for not having their correct immunizations.