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Flu Vaccination

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. During a regular flu season, about 90 percent of deaths occur in people 65 years and older. “Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May.

During this time, flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the U.S. population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.


What is your Flu I.Q.?



National Diabetes Month 2014

Many people don’t know that having diabetes means that you have a greater chance of having heart problems such as a heart attack or stroke. This National Diabetes Month, the National Diabetes Education Program wants you to Be Smart About your Heart by controlling the ABCs of diabetes. Learn more at: go.usa.gov/EqmY



Questions about Ebola
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Call the New York State Information Line at 1-800-861-2280. Trained operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions.  The line is for public health information only, if you require medical attention, call your doctor or 9-1-1.

You can also find information on the New York State Department of Health Website found here: www.health.ny.gov/ebola



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Public Health Department

Marcia Kasprzyk, RN
Public Health Director
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106 S. Perry St.
Suite 4
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Ph: (607) 535-8140
Fx: (607) 535-8157

For after hours, call Schuyler County Sheriff's Dispatch at (607) 535-8222 and ask to speak with the public health representative.

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Schuyler County
105 Ninth St.
Watkins Glen, NY 14891