How Safe Is Your Home?
The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) provides a free in home assessment focusing on home safety. An HNP team member can discuss areas where safety can be improved and may also supply FREE items to assist you with making your home safer!
Tioga County Residents can call 687-8390 to schedule a FREE home safety check!
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Tioga County Public Health Director Lisa McCafferty would like to invite members of the public and media to participate in a public health emergency training exercise. Tioga County is required to conduct a Point of Dispensing (POD) drill to test how effectively the county can vaccinate in the event of a communicable disease outbreak. The exercise will take place on Thursday April 26, 2018 from 11 AM to 1PM at the Valley United Presbyterian Church in Waverly.
The purpose of this exercise is to test the ability of the County to provide mass distribution of medications to the public in a very short period of time. In the drill scenario, Tioga County residents are believed to be exposed to Hepatitis A if they consumed produce purchased between April 12 and April 23 from the county’s largest grocery store.
The County is asking the community to assist in the drill by pre-registering and walking through the simulated clinic to receive a fake Hepatitis A vaccination. The County needs representation from all members of the community including senior citizens, children, pregnant women and individuals with disabilities.
The POD will take place on April 26 at the Valley Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Ave., Waverly, NY 13827. The media is invited to attend at 11 AM to view the POD and conduct interviews.
What is Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Although rare, HAV can cause death in some people. Hepatitis A usually spreads when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food, or drinks contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person.