Public Health Department
80 State Highway 310
Suite #2
Canton, New York 13617-1476

Ph: 315-386-2325
Fx: 315-386-2203

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

(June, July & August: 8 AM - 4 PM)

 

St. Lawrence County Public Health Department

The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department has been serving the county since 1936. We offer a wide variety of health services and programs to county residents, geared toward improving both individual health and well being and that of the community.

Mission Statement:

 To insure the health, safety and quality of life for all St. Lawrence County residents. The department is dedicated to protecting the health of our community by:

 

  • Controlling the spread of disease;
  • Promoting healthy choices;
  • Providing timely health information;
  • Promoting the health and development of infants and children;
  • Plan for and help to mitigate any public health emergency.

The department’s philosophy is that prevention is better than a cure, healthy families need healthy environments, safety first must be a way of life, and that people must be empowered to take care of themselves.

Canton- Office -  (315) 386-2325 

 

 Non-Business/After Hours contact (On-Call staff)

 

 

    Email: Rosemary Brown 

Contact Person:
Laurie Maki, Director Prevent Services

 

Click the picture below for the St. Lawrence County Board of Health

 

 

 

 

  

  2014 Rabies Clinic Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST IS

 

 

  

Immunization Awareness Vaccines: Our best defense:

 

Getting vaccinated is an easy way to stay healthy all year round. Take the time to make sure that you and your loved ones have received all of the vaccinations you need. By making sure your vaccinations are up to date, you can help prevent harmful diseases from affecting you and your family.

  

 ********* HEALTH ALERTS*** 

 Wild Parsnip - an invasive species that can cause a rash and blisters to the skin when exposed to sunlight.  FOR MORE INFORMATION click  the links below:

USDA 

New York State Department of Transportation

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Vermont Department of Health

 

Giant Hogweed - is a Federally listed noxious weed. Its sap, in combination with moisture and sunlight, can cause severe skin and eye irritation, painful blistering, permanent scarring and blindness.  FOR MORE INFORMATION click the link below:

New York State DEC

 

 

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Information

*** Tdap/DTaP vaccine should be routinely promoted and provided before outbreaks occur.
New ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices)  recommendations with regards to Pertussis vaccination:
1) Tdap can be given to children between the ages of 7-10 (if under-immunized or their vaccination status is not known)
2)  Adults 19 and oldr should receive a single dose of Tdap.  This Tdap booster dose can replace one of the 10-year Td booster doses.

3) Pregnant women should get a dose of Tdap during each pregnancy, preferably at 27 through 36 weeks gestation. By getting Tdap during pregnancy, maternal pertussis antibodies transfer to the newborn, likely providing protection against pertussis in early life, before the baby starts getting DTaP vaccines. Tdap will also help protect the mother at time of delivery, making her less likely to transmit pertussis to her infant. It is important that all family members and caregivers of the infant are up-to-date with their pertussis vaccines (DTaP or Tdap, depending on age) before coming into close contact with the infant.

4) There is no longer a suggested minimum interval between receiving the tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine and the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.

Click Here to CHECK OUT the Grandparents Corner - Grandparents need to know about Pertussis and how to protect their new grandchild.

 

 

Designer Drugs Commonly Packaged and Marketed as Bath Salts - Banned

"Bath Salts" National Institute on Drug Abuse

Frequently Asked Questions - "Bath Salts"

  

Wildlife - If You Care Leave them There

 

Flood Preparedness Information

 

 

*** Travel Alert *** 

EBOLA OUTBREAK - travel Warning

 

 Novel Coronavirus Called "MERS-CoV" in the Arabian Peninsula - Click for information at the Centeres for Disease Control (CDC) - Middle East Travel

Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus - Click for information at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - China Travel

 MEASLES IMMUNIZATION PRIOR TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

CDC Meales  Travel Update

CDC issues two new travel health notices concerning polio outbreaks in Syria and Cameroon, and updates travel health notices about polio in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia

 

Lyme Disease Information

 

   

 2013-2014 Seasonal Flu Information 

 

 

   





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