Public Health

Get Vaccinated Against the Flu Today!

Flu cases have been confirmed in Ontario County.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  anticipates cases of flu to rise in the next few weeks due to holiday travel and celebrations.  Both A and B strains of flu have been detected.  Currently, most circulating strains match this season’s flu vaccine.

Who is at risk for flu complications?

  • Children (especially children younger than 2 years old). 
  • Adults over 65, pregnant women or people with a medical history of asthma, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, HIV or AIDS and cancer are also at high risk if complications from the flu virus.

 Who should be vaccinated against the flu?

  • EVERYONE 6 months and older!

 Where can I go to get my flu shot?

  • Your healthcare provider
  • Local pharmacy (18 and older)
  • Health department
  • Find the flu vaccine near you! https://vaccinefinder.org/

Are there other ways to protect myself from the flu?

  • Wash their hands often and thoroughly using soap and water or when not available, alcohol-based hand gels.
  • Avoiding contact with sick people
  • Covering coughs and sneezes
  • Staying home from school, holiday parties and work if you are ill

What are the symptoms of the flu?

  • Symptoms of the flu usually occur suddenly and may include headache, fever, chills, body and muscle aches, severe fatigue, congestion and cough. Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of the flu. Antiviral medications may shorten the length of illness and severity of symptoms.
  • See your healthcare provider if you think you have the flu. Antiviral medications may shorten the length of illness and severity of symptoms.

Where can I go for more information?

December FLU Website
Updated 12/1/2016

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Zika Virus


Zika is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito in countries where the virus is prevalent in the mosquito population. It can also be shared during sex by men who are infected with the virus. Unborn babies are at risk for birth defects if their moms get Zika during pregnancy. Read more.



Resources for Providers


To order testing for Ontario County residents, call  585-396-4343 and ask for the Communicable Disease Coordinator.    

What's New with Flu?

Click here for weekly flu updates from New York State Department of Health.



Updated 12/1/2016


Stay Informed About the Former Geneva Foundry Site 


 
For the latest updates on the former Geneva Foundry site, visit:                  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation:
Click here 
 
Register for news and updates from the Department of Environmental Conservation,  Division of Environmental Remediation
Click here 
 
Do you have specific site related health questions? 
Contact:
     Anthony Perretta
     NYSDOH-BEFI
     Corning Tower, Room 1789
     Albany, New York 12237
     1-518-402-7860
     BEFI@health.ny.ny.gov

Updated 11/23/2016