Public Health Department
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
(June, July & August: 8 AM - 4 PM)
Susan J. Hathaway - Director
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
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 - CDC
*** 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.
Contact the Communicable Disease Program at 386-2325.