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

Public Health Director

James Rich, MPH


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

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

September - May

June, July & August: 8 AM - 4 PM


St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
Communicable Disease Program


Program Goal

To prevent the spread of communicable diseases.


St. Lawrence County residents.


Surveillance, investigation, intervention, reporting and follow-up of reportable communicable diseases is conducted by the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department to reduce the spread of disease in the community.

**Handwashing is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness. **

Handwashing Resources:

 HandWashing - CDC

Hand Hygiene - Saves Lives -CDC

The Fifth Guy


Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Information

*** Tdap/DTaP vaccine should be routinely promoted and provided before outbreaks occur.

Note: New ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices)  recommendations include 3 changes 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 through 64 years of age should receive a single dose of Tdap.

3) Tdap can be given to adults 65 years of age and older  if not previously vaccinated , especially if there is close contact with infants  

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




 Eastern Equine Encephalitis 





For Information

Contact the Communicable Disease Program at 386-2325.

Reportable Communicable Diseases

Communicable Disease Fact Sheets

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

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