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August 18, 2018 - 8:00am
posted by Billie Owens in immunizations, health department, news, Announcements.

From the Genesee County Health Department:

With the summer winding down, it’s time to get back in the swing of school and schedules. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new daycare, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or even a college freshman – parents should check their child’s vaccine records.

“Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to help protect their children’s health,” said Paul Pettit, Genesee & Orleans Public Health director.

August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month. Today’s vaccines protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, including polio, measles, whooping cough, and chickenpox. Because of advances in medical science, your children and family can be protected against more diseases than ever before.

Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated.

“Vaccines are the safest and most effective way to prevent several diseases," Pettit said. "They not only protect vaccinated individuals but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases.”

Childcare facilities, preschool programs, schools and colleges are prone to disease outbreaks. Children in these settings can easily spread illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, not covering their coughs and sneezes and other factors related to interacting in crowded environments.

Babies and children are not the only ones who need protection against vaccine preventable diseases. Parents and caretakers need to be protected by vaccines as well to stay healthy for their family and community.

Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, travel destinations, medical conditions, and vaccines received in the past. For more information about the recommended vaccines for each age group visit: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

Information on NYS Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance click here

For information about Health Department services contact:

Genesee County Health Department at: 344-2580, ext. 5555, or visit their website here.

August 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in Public Health, immunizations, vaccines, education.

Press release:

Back-to-School season is here! It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new daycare, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or even a college freshman – parents should also check their child’s vaccine records. 

“These settings are highly susceptible to outbreaks of infectious diseases,” said Dr. Gregory Collins, Wyoming County Health commissioner. “Children can easily transmit illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, uncovered coughs, dense populations and other factors.”

To emphasize the importance of immunizations for people of all ages – and make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need – the Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming county health departments are joining partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. 

“Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to ensure a healthy future for their children,” said Paul Pettit, Genesee & Orleans Public Health director. "If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to check with your doctor to find out what vaccines your child needs.”

Vaccines protect against a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases.  When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases and can also spread diseases to others in their classrooms and community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated, and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions.

Talk to your child’s doctor to find out which vaccines are recommended for them before going back to school.

For more information about the recommended vaccines for each age group visit: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

Information on NYS Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance:

https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/schools/updated_school_imm_requirements.htm

For more information about Health Department services, use the contact information below.

August 10, 2014 - 4:20pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, immunizations.

Press release:

The Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming county health departments are encouraging residents to “Think Health.” Taking time to think about your health and taking positive health steps will lead to healthier outcomes. Learning something new every day is one way to “Think Health”…

Do you have a new baby in the house or are you preparing for one? Have you talked to your healthcare provider about making sure you are up to date on your vaccinations to protect your baby?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Today’s vaccines protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, including polio, measles, whooping cough (pertussis), chicken pox and influenza (flu).

Just as it is important your babies and children are protected from these and other diseases, it is important for the parents and caregivers to be vaccinated as well. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk and can spread diseases to others in their family and their community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated, and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions.

There are many important reasons to make sure your child is vaccinated:

  • Immunizations can protect your child from 14 serious diseases;
  • Vaccination is very safe and effective;
  • Immunizations can protect others you care about;
  • Immunization can save your family time and money;
  • Immunization protects future generations.

When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk and can spread diseases to others in their classrooms and community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions.

School-age children need vaccines. For example, children who are 4 to 6 years old are due for boosters of four vaccines: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), chickenpox, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and polio. Older children, like preteens and teens, need Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), MenACWY (meningococcal conjugate vaccine) and HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines when they are 11 to 12. In addition, yearly flu vaccines are recommended for all children 6 months and older.

Parents can find out more about the recommended immunization schedule at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html, your healthcare provider or your local Health Department.

For information about health department services contact:

May 3, 2012 - 12:29pm
posted by David Whitcroft in Le Roy, free, anti-rabies clinic, immunizations.
Event Date and Time: 
May 10, 2012 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

April 5, 2012 - 2:23pm
posted by David Whitcroft in cats, dogs, free, anti-rabies clinic, immunizations.
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April 12, 2012 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

October 19, 2011 - 11:19am
posted by Christy Stoddard in pets, anti-rabies clinic, immunizations.
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October 20, 2011 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Genesee County Health Department will be having its last FREE anti-rabies Immunization clinic for 2011 this Thursday, October 20th from 4-7pm at the Leroy Village Highway Garage (located at  58 North Street, Leroy).  This clinic is for dogs, cats, and ferrets.

The clinic is free for Genesee County residents.  Out-of-County residents must pay a $5.00 fee per each dog, cat, or ferret vaccinated.

We ask that each dog, cat, and ferret be accompanied by someone who can control it; along with either being on a leash or in a carrier.

August 8, 2011 - 4:42pm
posted by Christy Stoddard in pets, free, anti-rabies clinic, immunizations.
Event Date and Time: 
August 18, 2011 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Genesee County Health Department will be having a FREE Anti-Rabies Immunization Clinic on Thursday, August 18, 2011 for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets.  The Clinic will be located at the Genesee County Fairgrounds (5031 East Main St. Batavia) from 4-7pm.

The Clinic is FREE to Genesee County Residents.  Out of County residents MUST pay a fee of $5.00 per each Dog, Cat, and Ferret vaccinated.

We ask that each Dog, Cat, and Ferret be accompanied by someone who can control it.

May 2, 2011 - 9:53am
posted by Christy Stoddard in pets, anti-rabies clinic, immunizations.
Event Date and Time: 
May 5, 2011 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Genesee County Health Department will be having a FREE Anti-Rabies Immunization Clinic on Thursday May 5, 2011 from 4pm - 7pm for dogs, cats, and ferrets.  The Clinic will be at the LeRoy Village Highway Garage located at 58 North Street, Leroy.

The Clinic is FREE for Genesee County residents.  For non-County residents there is a fee of $5.00 per dog, cat, or ferret immunized.

We ask that each dog, cat, and ferret be accompanied by someone who can control it.

March 29, 2011 - 2:27pm
posted by Christy Stoddard in pets, anti-rabies clinic, immunizations.
Event Date and Time: 
April 7, 2011 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Genesee County Health Department will be having a FREE anti-rabies immunization clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets on Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 4pm to 7pm.  The Clinic will be held at the Pembroke Highway Department located at 1145 Main Road (Route 5) in Pembroke.

There is no fee for Genesee County residents. Out of county residents have a fee of $5.00 per dog, cat, or ferret immunized.

Each dog, cat, or ferret MUST be accompanied by someone who can control it.

December 28, 2010 - 4:26pm
posted by Christy Stoddard in pets, anti-rabies clinic, clinic, immunizations.
Event Date and Time: 
January 20, 2011 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Genesee County Health Department will he having a FREE Anti-Rabies Immunization Clinic January 20, 2011 from 4-7pm.  The clinic will be held at PETCO-Batavia (4226 Veteran's Memorial Drive).

Each dog, cat, and ferret MUST be accompanied by soemone who can control it.

Vaccinations are FREE to Genesee County Residents.  Non-county residents must pay a mandatory $5.00 fee for each dog, cat, and ferret immunized.

If you have any questions or need any further information please contact the Health Department at (585)344-2580 x5569.

October 20, 2010 - 2:47pm
posted by Christy Stoddard in pets, anti-rabies clinic, immunizations.
Event Date and Time: 
October 21, 2010 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Genesee County Health Department will be having an Anti-Rabies Immunization Clinic for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets on Thursday October 21, 2010.  The Clinic is being held at the Leroy Village Highway Garage (58 North Street) from 4pm to 7pm.

Each dog, cat, or ferret MUST be accompanied by someone who can control it.

Vaccinations are FREE for Genesee County residents.  Non-county residents must pay a Mandatory $5.00 fee for each pet immunized.  

If you have any questions please contact the Health Department @ (585)344-2580 x.5569.

 

April 27, 2010 - 4:04pm
posted by Christy Stoddard in pets, anti-rabies clinic, immunizations, clinics.
Event Date and Time: 
May 6, 2010 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Genesee County Health Department will be having an Anti-Rabies Immunization Clinic for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets on Thursday May 6, 2010.  The Clinic will be located at he Leroy Village Highway Garage at 58 North Street, Leroy; from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

The Clinic is free for Genesee County Residents; there is a mandatory $5.00 fee per animal immunized for non-county residents.

Each animal must be accompanied by someone who can control it. 

 

Any questions please contact the Health Department at (585)344-2580 x 5569

March 31, 2010 - 3:48pm
posted by Christy Stoddard in anti-rabies clinic, pet, immunizations.
Event Date and Time: 
April 8, 2010 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Genesee County Health Department is hosting a Rabies Clinic for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets.  The clinic is April 8, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Pembroke Highway Department on Route 5 in Pembroke.  There is no charge for Genesee County Residents; non-county residents must pay a $5.00 fee per animal immunizied.  Any questions please contact the Health Department at (585)344-2580 est. 5569.

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