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

September - May: 9AM - 5PM
June - August: 8 AM - 4 PM

 

St. Lawrence County Public Health Department


Communicable Disease Program


 

Program Goal
To prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
 

Eligibility
St. Lawrence County residents.
 

Description
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

 

 

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.

 

 

For Information on Communicable Diseases

Contact the Communicable Disease Program at (315) 386-2325.





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