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Everyone 6 Months and Older are Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccination   Canton, NY— As of June 18, 2022 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a COVID-19 primary series for everyone 6 months and older. This age group becomes the last age group eligible for vaccination…
There are free N-95 masks and COVID-19 home test kits available at St. Lawrence County’s DMV and Human Services Building entrance in Canton. There are also free COVID-19 home test kits available at the St. Lawrence County Court House, which can be found on a table outside of the Legislative Board…
Canton, NY— If you test positive for COVID-19 and are symptomatic, please contact your healthcare provider to discuss potential treatment options and next steps. Treatment may be available for older adults and those who are at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.   If you have a fever,…
Did you know that lead is found naturally in soil?  Lead can also build up in the ground where older homes have chipped and peeling paint.  This is a large problem in St. Lawrence County where the majority of our homes were built before a federal ban on lead-based paint. Lead is a neurotoxin that…
Everyone Ages 5 Years and Older Should Receive a COVID-19 Booster Dose   Canton, NY— As of May 19th, 2022 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a COVID-19 booster dose for everyone 5 years and older at least 5 months after the second dose. COVID-19 vaccine boosters can…
Influenza Surveillance Extended Beyond May—until Cases Decrease   Canton, NY —The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) warns New Yorkers of continued influenza being geographically widespread for the 26th week in NY. Typically, NYSDOH conducts influenza surveillance during October – May,…
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department Tips for Dealing with Ticks   It’s that time of year and ticks are out in St. Lawrence County. The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department warns that tick bites can transmit disease and make you, your family, and your pets sick. Lyme disease is…
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department Well Water Safety Tips   Is Your Well Water Safe? In areas with a public water supply, water is treated with disinfectant and then filtered to remove sediment, unwanted chemicals, and metals.  The same is not true for private well water. As a…
NYSDOH Ending Case Investigating Thursday, April 28th Canton, NY— The New York State Department of Health is ending the COVID-19 virtual contact tracing and case investigation (VCC) program on Thursday, April 28th. Contact tracing calls to those who were exposed to someone who tested positive for…
National DEA Medication Take Back Day with St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department   Canton, NY— On Saturday, April 30th from 10am – 2pm, the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department will be set up outside of the Public Safety Complex in Canton on 49 Court Street, Canton, NY 13617, to accept…
National Public Health Week (NPHW) – April 4 – April 10   Canton, NY— The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 4th – April 10th! This year’s theme, “Public Health Is Where You Are”, celebrates what we know is true: The places where…
What to Do if You Find a Syringe in Public: Do you know what to do if you find a used syringe in public? St. Lawrence County Partners for Substance Use Prevention says these are the steps to take: Do not pick up the syringe. Picking up a needle could lead to dangerous exposure due to an…
SPRING INTO ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM MOLD   Canton, NY: After a long winter, the coming of spring can be a time of new growth, not just for you, but for mold too.  Here in St. Lawrence County, months of heavy snowstorms followed by rapid thawing can lead to everything from ice dams and…
PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, STATE LEGISLATIVE LEADERS CALL FOR INCREASED FUNDING FOR CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION ACTIVITIES   Lower Blood Level Law Passed in 2019 Remains Underfunded   An Estimated 17,000 New York Children Under Age 6 Have Actionable Elevated Blood Lead Levels   (Albany…
Canton, NY— Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is observed in March to highlight the importance of screening for colorectal cancer and to promote healthy lifestyle habits that can decrease your risk of developing colorectal cancer.   Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United…
  St. Lawrence County will host a COVID-19 drive-through event for the distribution of supplies such as home test kits, KN95 masks, cloth masks, hand sanitizer, and thermometers for the general public and businesses on Sunday, February 20, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   This drive-through event…
Canton, NY in honor of Heart Disease Awareness month, St. Lawrence County Public Health would like to share strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage residents to live heart healthy lives. Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men, women, and people of most…
PRESS RELEASE: St. Lawrence County Public Health Updates COVID-19 Contact Tracing Process: The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department (SLCPH) announces that significant changes have been made to the COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing process. Due to the shift in New York State’s…
COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS ​​​​​ To make an appointment, please call (315) 229-3452 or click on the links below.  *Registration is encouraged but NOT required.  Walk-Ins accepted*  …
St. Lawrence County Public Health is sponsoring a Free Rabies Clinic Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 5PM - 7PM at Ogdensburg Town and Country. When: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Where: Ogdensburg Town and Country, 904 Moreland Road, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 Time: 5 PM - 7 PM…
COVID-19 Booster Clinic Updated as of 10/6/2021 Pfizer Booster Clinics  Appointments are required for the Booster Clinics.  Pfizer vaccine recipients 18 years of age and older who have completed their initial series of Pfizer at least 6 months ago and meet the eligibility criteria for a booster…
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is currently holding COVID-19 Booster Clinics at 80 SH 310, Suite 2, Canton, NY.  To make an appointment, please call (315) 229-3452 or click on the links below. Appointments are required for the Booster Clinics. Pfizer vaccine recipients 18 years of…
October's COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at the Public Health Office(Pfizer): For anyone 12 years of age and older The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is currently holding Immunization Clinics every Monday and Wednesday at 80 SH 310, Suite 2, Canton, NY.  To make an appointment please…
Board of Health Meeting – Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82679142784?pwd=…
Registration for the Hermon Rabies Clinic is now open.  Registration is required.  Walk-ins will NOT be accepted. Click to Register
Brasher Falls Central School Back-to-School VACCINATION CLINIC (Pfizer - anyone 12 years of age or older) *Registration is encouraged but NOT required.  Walk-Ins accepted* Friday, September 10th  2:00PM - 5:00PM Brasher Falls Central School Back-to-School Event 1039 RT 11C Brasher Falls, NY…
September COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS At The Public Health Office(Pfizer): (For Anyone 12 Years Of Age And Older) ​​​​​ The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is currently holding Immunization Clinics every Monday and Wednesday at 80 St. Hwy 310, Suite 2, Canton, NY. To make an…
Upcoming COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS  (Pfizer - anyone 12 years of age or older) *Registration is encouraged but NOT required.  Walk-Ins accepted* Thursday, September 2nd 3:00PM - 5:00PM Edwards-Knox Central School Back-to-School Event 2512 CR 24…
Registration for the Waddington Rabies Clinic is now open.  Registration is required.  Walk-ins will NOT be accepted. Click Here To Register
COVID-19 BACK-TO-SCHOOL VACCINATION CLINICS  St. Lawrence County Public Health is holding several Back-to-School COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics (Pfizer - anyone 12 years of age or older) *Registration is encouraged but NOT required.  Walk-Ins accepted* Wednesday, August 25th 4:00PM - 6:00PM…
The next Board of Health meeting will be held August 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Human Services Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room  80 SH 310 Canton, NY 13617 For more information, please visit: https://stlawco.org/Departments/…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is currently holding COVID-19 Vaccination clinics every Monday and Wednesday at 80 St. Hwy 310, Suite 2, Canton, NY.  To make an appointment, please call (315) 229-3452 or click the links below. *Registration is encouraged but NOT required.  Walk-…
 St. Lawrence County Public Health will be holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics at 80 SH 310, Canton, NY 13617 by appointment only. Monday, August 2nd, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Click here for…
St. Lawrence County Public Health will be holding the following clinics at 80 SH 310, Canton, NY. Immunization Clinics Clinics are held every Monday and Wednesday by appointment only. To make an appointment call 315-229-3452. All kids going to public, private, and religious schools, pre-K, and…
In partnership with the Community Health Center of the North Country, the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be providing FREE first dose COVID Vaccinations at the upcoming Gouverneur & St. Lawrence County Fair. Tuesday, August 3rd - 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 4th - 11…
The Partners 4 Substance Use Prevention Coalition will be holding a free family event on August 28, 2021 – A Night of Community, Connection & Hope. The event will feature keynote speaker Tony Hoffman, a former BMX Elite Pro Rider and Olympic Games coach, who will share his personal story and…
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is hosting two COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer) clinics from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm at Public Health Clinic 80 SH 310, Canton, NY 13617 on Tuesday, June 29th Registration is NOT required but can be done by visiting …
Get your COVID-19 vaccine and earn a free Stewart's Shop Ice Cream! On Tuesday, June 29th, the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is hosting a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer) clinic for anyone 12 years of age or older from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Norfolk Fire Station #3, 1545 State…
Get your COVID-19 vaccine and earn a free Stewart's Shop Ice Cream! On Wednesday, June 23rd the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is hosting a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination (Johnson & Johnson) clinic from 1pm - 4pm at the Golden Dome in Ogdensburg. Registration is NOT required but can…
Get your COVID-19 vaccine and earn a free Stewart's Shop Ice Cream! On Tuesday, June 15th the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is hosting a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination (Johnson & Johnson) clinic from 1pm - 4pm at the Human Services Building in Canton. Registration is NOT…
COVID-19 WALK-IN VACCINATION CLINICS (JOHNSON & JOHNSON) FOR ANYONE 18+: THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH, 4 PM - 6 PM:  1. Pyrites Fire Department - Click For Availability   2. Rensselaer…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is hosting a first dose COVID-19 (Pfizer) vaccine clinic for adolescents 12-17 years with an accompanying parent or legal guardian only, on Saturday, May 22nd from 9am – 4pm at the St. Lawrence University Leithead Field House, by appointment only…
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 24 – May 1, 2021. Each year, NIIW focuses on the positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants and children — and this year a priority is to ensure that families stay on track for routine checkups and vaccinations, even during COVID-19.…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations (Moderna) on Thursday, April 22nd from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall in Massena (Old TJ Maxx Store), 6100 St. Lawrence Ctr, Massena, NY 13662, for anyone 18 and older: There are two…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations (Moderna) on Tuesday, April 13th from 10:15 AM – 1:30 PM at the Star Lake Fire Department, 4078 RT-3 Star Lake, NY 13690, for anyone 18 and older: There are two steps to complete the registration process…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations (Moderna) on Thursday, April 15th from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM at the Leithead Field House – St. Lawrence University, 100 Park Street, Canton, NY 13617, for anyone 18 and older: There are two steps to complete…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations (Moderna) on Friday, April 9th from 12:30 AM – 6:00 PM at the Golden Dome, Ogdensburg Free Academy at 1100 State St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669, for anyone 18 and older: There are two steps to complete the…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations (Moderna) on Friday, April 2nd from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Gouverneur Community Center at 4673 State Hwy. 58, Gouverneur, NY 13642, for all eligible individuals: 1.    Priority Group 1b Essential Workers…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations (Moderna) on Thursday, March 25th from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall - Old TJ Maxx location in Massena, 6100 Mall Rd, Massena NY 13662, for all eligible individuals: 1.    Priority…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations (Moderna) on Tuesday, March 23rd from 9:15AM – 5:15 PM at the Golden Dome in Ogdensburg, 1100 State Street, Ogdensburg NY 13662, for all eligible individuals: 1.    Priority Group 1b Essential Workers - …
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday, March 19th from 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM at the Leithead Fieldhouse, 100 Park St, Canton, NY 13617, for individuals in the following eligible groups: 1.    Priority Group 1b Essential Workers - Now…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday, March 11th from 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM at the Gouverneur Community Center 4673 NY-58, Gouverneur NY 13642, for individuals in the following eligible groups: 1.    Priority Group 1b Essential…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday, March 12th from 11AM – 12:30 PM at the Golden Dome in Ogdensburg, 1100 State Street, Ogdensburg NY 13662, for individuals in the following eligible groups: 1.    Priority Group 1b Essential…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, March 8th from 11:00am-6:30pm at the Massena Community Center 61 Beach Street, Massena NY 13662, for anybody who meets eligibility criteria, this includes:  1.    Individuals 65+ years and up  …
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations this Thursday, March 4th from 1:30pm-4pm at Golden Dome in Ogdensburg for Individuals 65+ years. You must verify that you meet eligibility criteria by: 1.    Showing proof of NYS residency: NYS driver’s…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations this Thursday, March 4th from 8:00am-10am at the Golden Dome in Ogdensburg for Priority Group 1b—Essential Workers who meet criteria.  You must verify that you meet eligibility criteria by: 1.    Showing…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday, March 4th from 10:15am – 12:30pm at the Golden Dome in Ogdensburg for Individuals with a Developmental Disability, Comorbidity, or another Underlying Health Condition who meet criteria.   You…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations in conjunction with St. Lawrence Health Systems this Friday, February 26th from 8am-4pm at Gouverneur Hospital for priority group 1b—essential workers who meet criteria. You must verify that you meet…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations in conjunction with St. Lawrence Health Systems on two dates for individuals with a developmental disability, comorbidity, or other underlying health condition: 1.    Saturday, February 27th from 8am-4pm…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations in conjunction with St. Lawrence Health Systems this Thursday, February 25th from 8am-4pm at Massena Memorial Hospital for priority group 1b—essential workers. You must verify that you meet eligibility…
On February 5th Governor Cuomo announced a list of comorbidities and underlying conditions that New York State will use to determine eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. New Yorkers who have one of these conditions will be eligible for the vaccine beginning February 15th. The St. Lawrence County…
St. Lawrence County Public Transit (slcnypublictransit.com), operated by The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence, is offering route deviation to bring riders to COVID-19 vaccination sites. This service is available upon request as long as the…
Canton, NY – January 28, 2021 - On Friday, January 22, 2021, Governor Cuomo recently announced that effective February 1, 2021, participants in higher-risk sports may participate in individual or distanced group training and organized no/low-contact group training and other types of play, including…
PRESS RELEASE: St. Lawrence County Board of Health, Department of Health St. Lawrence County has worked in close partnership with NY State, St. Lawrence Health System, Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, Clifton Fine Hospital and our local pharmacies to create a safe, accessible, fair distribution…
Volunteers needed to assist with COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Efforts   Canton, NY—The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is seeking help from medical and non-medical volunteers as they move forward planning for the anticipated COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Since the start of the…
Where: Meadows Diner, 5835 Co Rd 27, Canton NY 13617 Date: Sunday, November 15th Time: 12:15pm – 1:30pm Individuals who dined at the Meadows Diner at the above location during the day and time listed have a potential risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you believe you were present at this…
Where: Canton Pizza Hut, 5933 US Highway 11 University Shopping Ctr, Canton, NY 13617 Date: Saturday, November 7th 2020 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Individuals who dined at Pizza Hut at the above location during the day and time listed have a potential risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you…
Where: Potsdam Walmart, 7494 US-11, Potsdam, NY 13676 Dates: Monday, November 2nd, Wednesday November 4th, Thursday November 5th, Friday November 6th Times: 11/2: 7am – 2:30PM, 11/4: 7am – 2pm, 11/5: 7am – 4pm, 11/6: 7am – 4pm Individuals who visited Potsdam Walmart at the above location…
Halloween should be spooky, not scary! Governor Cuomo asks for your help to make sure everyone has a healthy and safe Halloween. Halloween celebrations and activities, including trick-or-treating, can be filled with fun, but must be done in a safe way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The best…
The Wildlife Services (WS) program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is working with the New York  State Department of Health to protect people and pets from the threat of rabies in our area. WS is distributing an oral rabies vaccine (ORV)…
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department invites all residents, agencies, and businesses to partake in the “I Wear a Mask to Protect” campaign. The campaign’s purpose is to help kindly encourage and remind everyone to continue wearing face coverings when out in public to protect family,…