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Apr 21, 2016

NYS Public Health Law requires all cats, dogs and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age. Failure to vaccinate may result in the loss of your pet! The Tompkins County Health Department provides FREE rabies clinics for dogs...

Apr 20, 2016

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities.

Apr 14, 2016

The March results from Caroline were significantly better than the school-wide test results from February 2016. The results also indicated that flushing the drinking water fixtures for a short period of time might be effective in reducing lead...

Mar 29, 2016

The Health Department will be closed on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff development. All department staff will participate.

Jan 08, 2016

The bite occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2016. The dog is described as a small, light-colored pit bull mix. At the time of the bite, the dog was being walked on a leash by a man with short dark hair and a beard who appeared to be...

Dec 04, 2015

The Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person on the 300 block of Monroe Street in the City of Ithaca. The bite occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Dec 03, 2015

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 protection this flu season.

Nov 12, 2015

A dog that bit a man who was jogging on the section of the South Hill Recreation Way between Hudson Street and Vincenzo Iacovelli Park must be located. The bite occurred around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.