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)

Lorraine Kourofsky, Interim Director


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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