Press Releases

ASTORINO ANNOUNCES FREE FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE AT COUNTY CLINICS. Health Commissioner Urges All Residents to Get Flu Shots. National Influenza Vaccination Week is Observed Dec. 3-9.

11/20/17    SERVE A TASTY TURKEY THIS THANKSGIVING. Westchester County Health Department offers safe holiday cooking tips.



Free help with health insurance enrollment is available. Open Enrollment for NY State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace Now Underway.

10/30/17   Health Department vaccinates nearly 3,000 for Hepatitis Z. Astorino announces exended preventive treatment available through November 6. County also working with State on two cases of Legionnaires' disease.
10/27/17   Health Department treats more than 1,700 for Hepatitis A. Astorino announces preventive care availability at County Center on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Outbreak traced to bartaco restaurant in Port Chester.

Hepatitis A Exposure at a Port Chester Restaurant.Preventive Treatment Being Made Available.


Free Rabies Clinic on Sunday, October 29 in New Rochelle. One-day vaccination clinic sponsored by the Westchester County Health Department

9/22/17   Boil Water Advisory Issued: The Heritage Hills Water Works Water Supply Break & Repair
9/20/17   Rabies Alert: Rabid Fox Captured in North Salem
9/19/17   Astorino announces free fall flu shots for Westchester residents. Health Commissioner urges all residents to get vaccinated.
9/08/17   Astorino announces tow Saturday vaccine clinics for students. Health Commissioner urges families to make sure children are up-to-date with required school vaccines.

First Positive West Nile Virus Case in Westchester.Health Department reminds residents to take precautions against mosquitoes.

8/01/17   Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found in Westchester. County Health Department Announces First Positive Batch of Mosquitoes for 2017; Reminds Residents to Remove Standing Water and Use Repellants
6/30/17   Free Rabies Clinic, Saturday, July 8th in Briarcliff Manor. One-day vaccination clinic sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Health.
6/23/17   Astorino opens County pools for the season. Encourages sun and swim safety.
6/14/17   Patrons of Monteverde at Oldstone in Cortlandt Manor warned about possible Hepatitis A exposure.

Astorino joins Health Commissioner to share advice on guarding against tick and mosquito bites.

5/17/17   Check your college student's vaccination status. Mumps Has Been Circulating on College Campuses Nationwide; Vaccination Offers the Best Protection.
5/09/17   City of Yonkers has Westchester's best water on tap. Health Department water contest highlights excellent water quality countywide.

Vote in the Water Taste Test May 9. Help Choose the Best-Tasting Water in Westchester to Mark National Drinking Water Week.

5/02/17   County Health Department has more free minnows for pond owners. Fish are part of the county's West Nile Prevention strategy.
4/21/17   Health Department to Combat Mosquito Growth and Disease. Free minnows, dunks, education and larvacide are part of the county‚Äôs mosquito control strategy.
4/07/17   Free Rabies Clinic Sunday, April 23 in New Rochelle. One-day vaccination clinic sponsored by the Westchester County Health Department.
4/05/17   Westchester County Board of Health Presents 2017 Public Health Awards. Top Honors go to John Gilleo and Rye teen Alicia McMillan; Four Honorees Recognized.
4/04/17   Water Advisory: Water is safe to use despite low pressure this morning in some communities
3/31/17   Westchester Ranks First in Healthy Behaviors Statewide. Westchester ranks 4th in overall health outcomes and health factors.
3/08/17   Astorino promotes firee lead testing for residents. County Lab Selected to Test Resident Drinking Water Through State Pilot Program.
2/06/17   BOARD OF HEALTH SEEKS NOMINEES FOR 2017 PUBLIC HEALTH AWARDS. Volunteer efforts by adults and young people to be recognized.
2/01/17   Astorino discusses best practices to combat winter flu. Get a flu shot, wash hands frequently, stay home when sick and clean surfaces with bleach to stop spread of germs.
1/13/17   Diabetes Prevention Classes start this month in Yonkers and Peekskill. Call or text to learn if you qualify and join at no cost.
1/13/17   Health Department clarification about Oakridge Water in Lewisboro.
1/12/17   Free flu shots available to Westchester residents. County Executive Urges Residents To Get Vaccinated.
1/3/17   Board of Helath seeks nominees for 2017 Public Health Awards. Volunteer efforts by adults and young people to be recognized