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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

March 15, 2021

Kendall County Coronavirus Update


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Administered* for Kendall County

Total Administered Vaccine Doses: 42470

Population Fully Vaccinated: 14936 

Percent Population Fully Vaccinated: 11.68%

*Counts are provisional as of 4:00 pm on 03.15.2021 and subject to change.


Warmer Weather Welcomes Ticks

As the weather warms above 40 degrees, we would like to remind you that ticks again become active.  The deer tick pictured to the right was collected along with several others just a few days ago.  Remember, protect yourself and do those tick checks after being outdoors!

Because ticks are sensitive to dry conditions and do not thrive in short vegetation, they are seldom a problem in well-maintained lawns.

  • Keep your grass mowed and keep weeds cut. Clean up items that attract rodents which can carry ticks, such as spilled birdseed, and hiding places like old wood piles.
  • Always wear long pants with the cuffs tucked into socks or boots.
  • Apply an insect repellent containing at least twenty percent DEET to socks, pants and exposed skin areas.
  • Wearing a hat will help a lot and wear light-colored clothing so ticks are more easily seen and removed. After an outing, shower, shampoo and check your entire body. Wash clothing immediately in hot water.
  • You should avoid tick infested areas. If ticks are present in vegetation along the edge of the property, insecticides labeled for control of ticks can be applied to small areas of high weeds that cannot be mowed. Often, one or two applications per season will be adequate to control ticks in these areas.

 

Visit our page at http://www.kendallhealth.org/environmental-health/ticks/ to learn more.


For more information on the COVID Vaccine in Kendall County, please visit www.kendallhealth.org

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