Lisa McCafferty , R.S., MPH
Public Health Director


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1062 State Route 38
PO Box 120
Owego, NY 13827

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Public Health Conducts Disease Outbreak Drill

Last Updated: 5/3/2018

On April 26th the Public Health Department conducted a disease outbreak drill that involved opening a temporary clinic called a POD (point of dispensing). The POD was located at the Valley United Presbyterian Church in Waverly, NY. The “fake patients” were suspected to have been in contact with Hepatitis A at a local grocery store. The fake scenario required anyone who shopped at the fictional grocery store to come to the POD and receive a vaccination to prevent them from getting sick. The Public Health Department exceeded their vaccination goal of 80 people, and successfully vaccinated 90 individuals! Tioga County is one of the only counties to accomplish the throughput goal required by New York State Department of Health.

Trainings, table top drills, and months of planning were completed in preparation for the drill.

Tioga County Public Health would like to thank everyone who was involved! Lisa McCafferty, Public Health Director, states, “We could not have achieved such great success without the collaboration of all the different agencies involved.”

Specific organizations Public Health would like to thank:

Tioga County Sheriff’s Department
Waverly Police Department
Tioga County Emergency Services Department
Waverly Fire Department
Tioga Opportunities
Southern Tier Independence Center
Valley United Presbyterian Church
Village of Waverly
Tioga County Mental Health
Tioga County Department of Social Services
Southern Tier Red Cross
Waverly Baptist Church
Tioga County Medical Reserve Corps
United Health Services
Monroe and Broome County
All the people who volunteered as fake patients

For more information, contact Emily Warfle at 607-687-8607.

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