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
Vaccines are among the 20th century's most successful and cost-effective public health tools for preventing disease and death. Thanks to immunizations, diseases like polio that were once common, are now only distant memories for most Americans. Today, there are few visible reminders of the suffering, injuries, and deaths caused by diseases that are now prevented with vaccines. At present, there are vaccines available to protect children and adults against at least fifteen (15) life-threatening or crippling diseases.
Immunizations are for people of all ages. From newborns to senior citizens, timely immunizations are one of the most important ways for people to protect themselves and others from serious diseases. Adults need to make certain they have received all of their childhood vaccinations and stay up-to-date with the vaccinations that are recommended for adults. All college students attending school in New York State are required to be immunized against measles, mumps and rubella. It is also recommended that first year college students living in dormitories be immunized against meningitis. Travelers to foreign countries may need additional vaccines where diseases exist that are not common in the U.S., such as typhoid fever and yellow fever.
The Immunization Program's goal is to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases by making sure children and adults receive the vaccines they need. The program assures:
NOTICE New Regulation regarding VFC program:
Effective October 1, 2012
New York State Department of Health has a new policy that if you have private health insurance you are no longer eligible to receive free vaccinations. You will have to pay for shots (immunizations) prior to administration. You may seek reimbursement from your insurance carrier.
The New York State legislature passed the Immunization Registry Law which, as of January 1, 2008, requires health care providers to report all immunizations administered to persons less than 19 years of age, NYSIIS is a web-based Immunization information registry. The goal of the immunization information system is to establish a complete, accurate, secure, real-time immunization medical record .
Zostavax(Shingles) Clinic- Must be at least 60 years of age- ($175.00) - this clinic is in Canton Only.
Call for appointment
Travel Clinic - 1st Thursday of the Month by appointment only
Immunization Clinic Schedule ***
St. Lawrence County Public Health Immunization Clinics:
**ALL CLINICS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: CALL FOR APPOINTMENT AT 386-2325**
All clinics are held in the morning.
*** Clinic Schedule may change due to a holiday; please call for clinic confirmation if clinic falls on a holiday.
*** 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) Tdap can be given to adults 65 years of age and older , and 3) there is no longer a suggested minimum interval between receiving the tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine and the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.