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posted: 7/23/2013 6:01 PM

Medical alert packets available:

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Illinois Yellow Dot program packets are available 24 hours at the Vernon Hills police department, 740 Lakeview Parkway. The program launched in late 2011 by the Illinois Department of Transporation alerts first responders of a driver or passenger's medical condition. The information packet includes a picture of the person with the medical condition, their personal information, primary physical state, recent surgeries or other alerts. It is kept in glove box of a vehicle and a yellow dot decal is placed in the back window on the driver's side to alert responders to check there. The packages also are distributed statewide through county health departments. Call (847) 247-4889 or visit www.vhpd.com.

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