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: Monday, August 20, 2018
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and Tioga County Public Health wants to make sure your children are up-to-date on their vaccinations before they go back to school!
Parents may receive a letter from the school nurse if their child’s vaccinations are not up-to-date. Often times they only have a very short amount of time to get the vaccines done before the child is no longer allowed to go to school. “Getting up-to-date now is a great way to avoid this” Mel Miller, Supervising Public Health Nurse reminds us.
At Tioga County Public Health, we can check your child’s vaccine records before school starts to make sure everything is up-to-date. We can also provide immunizations at little or no cost if your child has Medicaid or no insurance. Medical advances have shown just how effective immunizations are and it is important to remember that without them, many more deaths and illnesses would occur.
Vaccines are not only important to ensure students are protected, but they also help protect the most vulnerable populations including infants and the elderly. These groups are not always able to get vaccinated against certain diseases, and if they get sick, their weak immune systems may be unable to fight off the infection. They rely on the rest of the population to stay up-to-date on vaccines!
When looking up advice and information about immunizations, make sure you are getting your information from reliable sources. Some great resources include the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the New York State Department of Health.
Check out our Facebook page for more information on National Immunization Awareness Month. Visit Tioga County Public Health at www.tiogacountyny.com/departments/publichealth/ to see the full list of required immunizations. Still have questions or want to check on your child’s records? Call us at 607-687-8600!