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2010 News Archives

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2010 News Archives

Dec 16, 2010

Tompkins County residents may have heard recent media reports of the death of a 4 year-old Westchester County boy who died as a result of complications from the flu. The boy had not received the flu vaccine and had been previously healthy.

Nov 30, 2010

National Influenza Immunization Week highlights the importance of flu vaccination for the best protection against the flu. And receiving a flu vaccination in December or later will still provide protection this flu season

Nov 17, 2010

Tobacco companies call them “replacement smokers.” You call them your children.  Either way, area kids are being targeted by cigarette makers with a massive amount of advertising in local stores according to a survey released today by Tobacco Free Tompkins (T-Free) and the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Oct 25, 2010

Busy schedules can make it difficult to take the time for you and people you care about to get an annual flu shot.  The Tompkins County Health Department is going to make it easier for you. You’re invited to stop by the Health Department at 55 Brown Road (near the airport) on Saturday, November 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and bring your family and friends. Appointments are not necessary.

Sep 28, 2010

Should you get a flu shot this year? Here’s an easy answer: Everyone, Every Year (Everyone over the age of 6 months). That is what the Center of Disease Control is recommending and the Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) agrees.

Aug 24, 2010

On August 24, 2010, a feral cat from Jacksonville Road between Agard Road and Kraft Road in the Town of Ulysses was determined to be rabid by the New York State Rabies Laboratory.

Aug 20, 2010

As of August 1st, a new city ordinance went into effect making many outdoor areas in the city of Ithaca smoke-free.

In celebration of the new ordinance, Tobacco Free Tompkins, a program of the Tompkins County Health Department will be hosting a celebration on Thursday, August 26th at 5:00 p.m.

Aug 19, 2010

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the life span.

As summer vacations near their end and fall schedules fill up the calendar, it’s a perfect time to remind family, friends, and co-workers to catch up on their vaccinations.

Jul 28, 2010

Last April, Ithaca’s Common Council passed a city ordinance adopting outdoor smoking regulations to its municipal code. On August 1, 2010, the new city ordinance will be going into effect making portions of the Commons, City parks, TCAT shelters, playgrounds, public events, and other public outdoor areas smoke-free.

Jul 19, 2010

The Tompkins County Health Department has moved to 55 Brown Road, Ithaca, New York. The move is effective today, Monday, July 19, 2010.

Some services may be limited early in the week. Telephone numbers, fax numbers and emails are the same. Call program phone numbers for information on specific services.

Jul 13, 2010

The Tompkins County Health Department is moving from its current location on Harris B Dates Drive to 55 Brown Road, Ithaca, New York. The move will be effective Monday, July 19, 2010.

Services will be limited Friday, July 16 through early the following week. Telephone numbers, fax numbers and emails will remain the same.

Jul 07, 2010

The heat emergency cooling center located at Ithaca’s Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) will remain open Thursday, July 8 to assist people in need during the current heat wave.

The cooling center is open until 7:00 p.m. today, and will reopen from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday.