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An Open Letter to the Community:
The physicians of the Kane County Medical Society call on each and every citizen in Kane County to do all they can to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Along with the Kane County Health Department, we urge everyone who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and encourage everyone over the age of two - regardless of vaccine status - to wear a mask when in public, indoor spaces.
Over the past month, Kane County has experienced an increase in COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations, elevating our community level of transmission to "High." As a community, this alarming rate of transmission is a warning to the citizens of Kane County that we must do more. We must rally together to stop further illness and death from COVID-19 in our county.
We know that getting vaccinated is the most important action we can take to end the pandemic. COVID-19 vaccines save lives, prevent illness and reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you are 12 years or older, please get vaccinated to protect yourself and to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you have concerns about the vaccines, please discuss them with your primary care provider.
In addition to vaccination, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends layered mitigation strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19. At this time, thousands of Kane County citizens are too young to be vaccinated and only about 50% of the total population of Kane County is fully vaccinated. Until we achieve herd immunity by vaccinating a much greater percentage of our community, we can protect the vulnerable unvaccinated by wearing a mask, avoiding crowds and staying home when sick. In May, the CDC announced that vaccinated individuals could safely remove their masks indoors, but our local situation has now changed. Masking in indoor public spaces is recommended once again and should be continued until we see several weeks of continuous improvement in our area.
Kane County is a wonderful place to live, in large part due to the strong sense of community togetherness. Wearing a mask and getting vaccinated are the best ways to show support for your community right now. Through vaccination we can stop the spread of new COVID-19 variants, which could save the life of your neighbor. By wearing a mask at the grocery store, we can decrease the spread of COVID-19 and keep our children healthy and in school. The physicians of Kane County encourage you to strengthen our community and keep everyone healthy and safe.
Yours in Health,
The Kane County Medical Society
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Additional Resources and Information:
For appointments please visit our website at KANEVAX.ORG
If you need assistance with making an appointment call for assistance with appointments
Illinois Vaccine Appointment Call Center
Illinois' Guidance on COVID-19
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The public is advised to continue to take proper precautions in the fight against COVID-19: wear a mask, wash your hands, maintain your social distance, avoid social gatherings, and get tested if you think you have been exposed. To sign up for email updates on the COVID-19 situation, visit the KCHD website at KaneHealth.com, call the health department at 630-208-3801, or contact the Kane County Board Office at 630-232-5931 or 630-444-3057.
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Kane County Health Department
COVID-19 Information: https://www.kanehealth.com/Pages/COVID-Info.aspx
Vaccine Information: https://www.kanehealth.com/Pages/COVID-Vaccine.aspx
Latest News Alerts: https://www.kanehealth.com/Pages/News-Alerts.aspx
Lucas Chamberlain, MD, is from Nova Scotia, Canada. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Acadia University, NS. He then earned his medical degree from Saba University. Dr. Chamberlain has a great passion for traveling and global health. Outside the hospital, you can find him hiking, skiing, scuba diving, playing music, or working out. His medical interests include Primary Care and Urgent Care. Dr. Chamberlain is currently completing his Residency at Rush Copley Hospital.
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In Case You Missed It
Event Playback - Legislative Update with Erin O'Brien, ISMS on 9/22/2021
Event Playback - Opioid Use Disorder in Kane County on 5/20/2021
Zoom Meeting Playback: click HERE
Event Playback - Clinical Update on COVID-19 in March 2021
The Kane County Medical Society hosted a learning event in early 2020 featuring John Perryman, MD who spoke about a physicians' proposed plan for a national health plan. Dr. Perryman offered a refreshing look and a down to earth explanation of the idea of expanding healthcare for more Americans.