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

mccaffertyl@co.tioga.ny.us

Telephone:
607-687-8630

Location & Phone

1062 State Route 38
PO Box 120
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:
607-687-8600
Fax:
607-223-7019

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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!

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December 2-8, 2018 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

Last Updated: 12/3/2018

It is not too late to get your flu vaccination! National Influenza Vaccination week is here, so there’s no better time to get your flu shot. In observance of this week, Tioga County Public Health is encouraging people who have not gotten the flu shot yet to get one now to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Mel Miller, Tioga County Supervising Public Health Nurse said, “By getting your flu shot this season you’re not only protecting yourself, but those around you. The flu can be deadly for vulnerable populations such as babies under 6 months of age, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems, so protect yourself and them by getting your flu shot.”

Flu activity is typically at its highest peak from December through February, but the flu season can last from October to May! In addition to getting the flu vaccination, it’s also important to practice good health habits:

  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your elbow, not your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you aren’t near a sink.
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Stay home when you are sick, and do not return to school or work (or group activities like church) until you have been fever-free without medication for at least 24-hours.

Once vaccinated, you can enjoy this holiday season knowing that you have taken the single best step to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu. Tioga County Public Health has flu vaccines (injections as well as the nasal FluMist) for those with limited/ no insurance. Call us to see if you are eligible, or we will help you find other options. Call 687-8600 or visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu or more info.


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December 2-8, 2018 is National Influenza Vaccination Week