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2011 News Archives

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2011 News Archives

Dec 22, 2011

Onsite Residential Septic Tank Replacement Program:  Starting January 1, 2012, a permit from the Tompkins County Environmental Health Division will be required when replacing a septic...

Nov 30, 2011

National Influenza Immunization Week from December 4 through December 10 is a national observance highlighting the importance of flu vaccination beyond the fall season. It’s not too late to receive a flu shot if you haven’t received one...

Nov 18, 2011

he Tompkins County Health Department implemented an immunization clinic drill on November 15 to test its readiness to conduct a mass clinic in the event of a flu pandemic or other biological emergency that would require a timely and efficient...

Oct 19, 2011

Nearly a quarter of a million children living in the United States have blood lead levels high enough to cause significant damage to their health estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based on data from a 2003-2004...

Oct 19, 2011

The deadline for required school immunizations is approaching. To help parents and caregivers meet this requirement, Tompkins County Health Department is holding an evening immunization clinic for school age children on Tuesday, October...

Sep 14, 2011

Should you get a flu shot this year? Here’s an easy answer: Everyone, Every Year (Everyone over the age of 6 months). This is the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Tompkins County Health Department (...

Sep 08, 2011

The current heavy rains have brought flooding to the area. Many locations in the county depend on water wells to supply their drinking water. These important water supplies can be negatively impacted by flooding. Flood waters can carry sewage,...

Jun 30, 2011

The number of Lyme Disease cases has steadily increased in Tompkins County since 2006 the Tompkins County Health Department reports. Karen Bishop, Community Health Nurse Supervisor noted that in 2006 there were 2 cases; in 2010 there were 70 with...

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