Public Health News and Alerts

Activities for Families with Preschoolers in Lewis County


Click here for two pages full of activities, throughout the summer of 2018, for families with preschoolers in Lewis County!  PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES IN LEWIS COUNTY ifact (1).pdf

Pre-registration Now Available for Public Health's Mass Vaccination Drill


THIS IS AN EXERCISE! Lewis County Public Health needs your help! On Thursday, April 26, LCPH will be holding a POD (Point of Distribution) Emergency Preparedness Drill at Lowville Academy. The drill will help our department train for an event in which thousands of residents will need to be vac...

Morning Checkup


Mark your calendars! The Cancer Services Program of Lewis and Jefferson Counties is teaming up with The Watertown Wolves to prevent colon cancer!

Public Health Notice - What to Do During a Boil Water Advisory


Boil Water Advisory

Flu Season Reminder


Flu season is upon us! It is not too late to get your flu vaccine. Lewis County Public Health urges you to get a flu shot if you have not already done so. This flu season is hitting hard. Lewis County Public Health is continuing to offer the flu vaccine at its clinics on Tuesday Mornings from 9-1...

What is Tetanus?


How does Tetanus spread?  C. tetani spores can be found in the soil and in the intestines and feces of many household and farm animals and humans. The bacteria usually enter the human body through a puncture (in the presence of anaerobic [low oxygen] conditions, the spores will germin...

Rabies News


As the weather warms up, animals start to stir. Please make sure you are leaving wild life alone. Do not feed, pet, or water wild animals. Prevent attraction to your yard by making sure all trash is stored properly, there's no human or pet food left out or around the house. If you encounter a...

Immunizations for College


Has Your College Student Received all their Recommended Immunizations?   You’ve sent your young adult off to college – good job!  Getting them ready for college takes a lot of work and preparation.  Between applications, essays, campus visits, etc., it can be easy...

BED BUGS


Experts believe the recent increase in bed bugs in the United States may be due to more travel, lack of knowledge about preventing infestations, increased resistance of bed bugs to pesticides, and ineffective pest control practices. The good news is that there are ways to control bed bugs. Get...

HIV Prevention Just Got Easier


The pill contains two medicines that are also used to treat HIV. If you take PrEP and are exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from taking hold in your body. PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and ot...