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Dec 06, 2016

National Influenza Vaccination Week highlights the importance of flu vaccination for the best protection against the flu. Getting a flu vaccination in December or later will still provide...

Oct 24, 2016

The theme of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week this year is Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future. It underscores the importance of testing your home, testing your children, and learning how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects. These...

Sep 27, 2016

The Tompkins County Health Department will be closed on Thursday, September 29 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff development. All department staff will participate.

Sep 22, 2016

Now is the time to get a flu vaccination. Flu vaccinations are available many places in the community, including health care provider offices and pharmacies. The TC Health Department is providing flu vaccinations beginning Oct. 4. Call for an...

Sep 16, 2016

Rabies is a fatal neurologic disease that may be transmitted to humans from infected raccoons, bats, skunks, foxes, dogs, cats and other mammals. NYS law requires all cats, dogs and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age....

Aug 25, 2016

On August 24, 2016, a bat found on the sidewalk in front of 437 North Geneva Street, near the intersection of Cascadilla Street in the City of Ithaca, was determined to be rabid. If you or your pets have had any contact with this bat, please...

Aug 03, 2016

The Tompkins County Health Department is reminding residents of the continued need for water conservation, despite the rain that’s been received in recent days.

Jul 30, 2016

Tompkins County is urging all residents, businesses and visitors to conserve water. If the current drought conditions do not improve, with the return of students both City of Ithaca and Cornell University water supplies could be inadequate to...

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