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Health department offers QR code for verifying vaccination status (free content)

New updates to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Vax Verify immunization portal now includes use of the SMART™ Health Card, which allows users to download a QR code they can use to easily confirm their COVID-19 vaccination status at businesses, events, and other locations. QR codes are scannable images used to conveniently link digital devices to information.

Vax Verify is an online system that allows Illinois residents 18 years and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination record.

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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