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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