FREE Rabies Vaccine Clinic for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets of Westchester County Residents
A free rabies vaccine clinic has been scheduled for December 16, 2023, between the hours of 10 am - 3pm at Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, 100 Warehouse Lane South, Elmsford, NY.  Advanced appointments are needed, call 372-7878. Details here. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Yonkers Riverfront Library ( 2nd floor Community Room), 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701
--December 13, 2023: Schedule an appointment (Ages 12 years and older)
--December 20, 2023: Schedule an appointment (Ages 12 years and older)

Flu Vaccine Clinic at Yonkers Riverfront Library ( 2nd floor Community Room), 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701
--December 13, 2023: Schedule an appointment (Ages 3 years and older)
--December 20, 2023: Schedule an appointment (Ages 3 years and older)

Flu Vaccine Clinics (Ages 3 years and older)
Location--White Plains District Office, 134 Court Street, White Plains, NY
December 1, 2023: Schedule an appointment, 9 am - 3 pm
December 8, 2023: Schedule an appointment, 9 am - 3 pm
December 15, 2023: Schedule an appointment, 9 am - 3 pm
December 22, 2023: Schedule an appointment, 9 am - 12 pm
December 29, 2023: Schedule an appointment, 9 am - 12 pm

Flu Vaccine Clinics (Ages 3 years and older)
Location--Yonkers District Office, 20 South Broadway, 2nd floor, Yonkers, NY
December 7, 2023: Schedule an appointment, 10 am - 3 pm
December 14, 2023: Schedule an appointment, 9 am - 3pm
December 21, 2023: Schedule an appointment, 9 am - 3 pm
December 28, 2023: Schedule an appointment, 9 am - 3 pm

New Lead Poisoning Videos & Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches Containing High Blood Lead Levels

  • In recognition of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week  , the Westchester County Health Department is releasing a video that shows families how to keep their children safe from lead (English and Spanish).

  • Investigation of Elevated Lead Levels: Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches - FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating reports of elevated blood lead levels in individuals with reported exposure to Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches manufactured in Ecuador and sold under WanaBana, Weis, and Schnucks brands. View more information on lot codes and UPCs.

Single-Use Foodware Law

Westchester County is reminding residents and business owners of its "Upon Request" single-use foodware law, which took effect on September 2, 2023. This legislation aims to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics by promoting a more mindful approach to their usage within food service establishments by limiting the use of single-use foodware products to only when specifically requested by the customer.

Food service establishments are required to prominently display this clearly legible sign (in Spanish and Chinese) informing customers that plastic utensils, condiments, and straws are available only upon request.

For more information, view the county's press release, webpage, and fact sheet (in Spanish and Chinese) on the law. 

Up to 8 FREE At-Home COVID-19 Tests Per Household Available
The federal government has relaunched its free at-home COVID-19 testing program. Beginning September 25, 2023 every household in America can order up to 4 at-home test kits. The no-cost tests will be delivered for free by the United States Postal Service. Beginning November 20, 2023 every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. Visit to place your order. Before You Throw Out "Expired" Tests: Check FDA's website to see if your COVID-19 tests' expiration dates have been extended. 

FREE At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available for Blind or Low Vision People
As of September 25, 2023, you can place another order for one set of #12 free at-home tests with enhanced accessibility for blind or low vision people, while supplies last. Here's what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • Your order will include #12 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests with enhanced accessibility for blind or low vision people. has more details about at-home tests, including extended shelf life and updated expiration dates)
  • Supplies of tests with enhanced accessibility are limited. Only order these tests if you do not have other options for using the standard COVID-19 tests
  • Tests require you to use a compatible, Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as download and install an app from the App Store (for iOS) or Google Play (for Android)

COVID Vaccine Information 10-18-23
An updated monovalent COVID vaccine targeting the Omicron XBB.1.5 variant has been approved for use and is recommended for everyone six months and older to protect against serious illness. We are now offering the updated monovalent COVID vaccine at our Health Department vaccination clinics.

Please be advised that we are no longer able to provide COVID vaccine to everyone interested in receiving it at our clinics. As a safety net provider, COVID vaccines are now only available to children eligible for the Vaccines for Children program and adults who are not insured or are underinsured through the Bridge Access Program at our clinics. If you meet this criteria, you can make an appointment at one of our vaccine clinics by calling (914) 995-5800.

If you have health insurance, you are able to get the updated COVID vaccine at places where you would normally go to get vaccines, such as at pharmacies and medical provider offices. Use the Vaccine Finder Tool to schedule a COVID vaccine near you.

Long COVID Survey
The Westchester County Department of Health has launched a survey to better understand how Long COVID has impacted the health and well-being of community members. Survey responses will be used to advise the medical community and policymakers on the needs of Westchester County residents managing Long COVID. For more information email

COVID-19 and Flu Resources
Vaccination Clinic Registration and Information (Ages 6 months and up)
Testing and Treatment Information
Quarantine and Isolation Guidance 
WCDH Coronavirus Updates (school resources, data and more)
Find your COVID-19 community levels (low, medium, or high), and prevention steps to take based on the latest CDC data.

COVID-19 Treatment is Available
Oral antiviral medications are available for treatment of COVID-19 and have been proven to decrease hospitalization for those that are at risk for severe disease. When given soon after a positive diagnosis, these antivirals also help fight infection and shorten recovery time. All treatments require a prescription and those who test COVID-19 positive should talk to their health care provider.

Westchester County residents who test positive and do not have a health care provider, regardless of income or health insurance coverage, are eligible to be evaluated for treatment by calling 888-TREAT-NY (888-873-2869) or completing an evaluation at the NYS COVID-19 ExpressCare Therapeutics Access website, which includes a telemedicine visit. The Hotline is available 24-hours per day, seven days a week and operated by experienced Health + Hospitals professionals who have the clinical training to prescribe treatment and referrals if needed. 

Mpox (Monkeypox) Vaccines are available at our clinics. Appointments are required, call (914) 995-5800.  
If you meet the NYSDOH guidance outlined below, you are eligible to register for the Mpox vaccine:

  • Individuals with recent exposure to a suspected or confirmed mpox case within the past 14 days.
  • Those at high risk of a recent exposure to mpox, including gay men and members of the bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming community and other communities of men who have sex with men and who have engaged in intimate or skin-to-skin contact with others in the past 14 days areas where mpox is spreading.
  • Individuals who have had skin-to-skin contact with someone in a social network experiencing mpox activity, including men who have sex with men who meet partners through an online website, digital application ("app"), or social event, such as a bar or party.
  • Any individual that may be at risk of future exposure to infection with mpox, even though they are not at high risk of a recent exposure to mpox.

Find out What to Expect After Your Mpox Vaccine.

Mpox Vaccine appointments are also available at:
       - Westchester Medical Center, 15 Oval Connector, Valhalla, NY 10595
         Monday through Friday from 9 am - 5 pm, appointment required.
         Call (914) 326-2060 to schedule an appointment.

       - Use the Mpox Vaccine Locator Tool to find other sites offering the vaccine in your area.

More information about mpox can be found on the WCDH Mpox Information web page.