Community Vaccination Clinic
Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Schedule a Flu Vaccine (18 years and older)
Schedule a Bivalent Booster Vaccine (Ages 12 and over) (Moderna and Pfizer)
Schedule a First Dose Pfizer Vaccine (Ages 5 and over)
Schedule a Second Dose Pfizer Vaccine (Ages 5 and over)

Sanitary Code Amendment 
The Westchester County Board of Health shall conduct a public hearing, via Webex, at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2022,with regard to a proposed amendment to the Westchester County Sanitary Code Article XII, Sect. 873.1203, Bathing Facilities, Swimming Pool, Spa Pools, Wading Pools: Supervision. View the proposed code amendment to Article XII, Sect. 873.1203. 

Those who wish to speak at the public hearing should join via the above Webex link and use the chat function to indicate they would like to speak. Requests to participate in this public hearing also can be made in writing or by telephone not later than 3:30 p.m. on October 19, 2022 to Caren Halbfinger, Secretary to the Westchester County Board of Health, hweb@westchestergov.com, telephone (914) 813-5013.  Testimony should not exceed three (3) minutes and will be scheduled in the order in which it is received. Written comments regarding the proposed amendment to Article XII of the Westchester County Sanitary Code will be accepted through Monday, October 15, 2022 by email to hweb@westchestergov.com.

COVID-19 Resources
We have reorganized our COVID-19 content in hopes of providing a more user friendly presentation of all the services, data and advice the County offers:
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.

Monkeypox Vaccine Clinics on Wednesdays at 134 Court Street, White Plains. Appointments are required.
People at higher risk for monkeypox infection may consider vaccination with the two-dose JYNNEOS vaccine. In accordance with NYS guidance, this includes:

  • Individuals with recent exposure to a suspected or confirmed monkeypox case within the past 14 days.
  • Those at high risk of a recent exposure to monkeypox, 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 monkeypox is spreading.
  • Individuals who have had skin-to-skin contact with someone in a social network experiencing monkeypox 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 monkeypox, even though they are not at high risk of a recent exposure to monkeypox.

If you meet the guidance outlined above, you are eligible to register for a
       - 1st dose monkeypox vaccination (WCDH White Plains Clinic)
       - 2nd dose monkeypox vaccination (WCDH White Plains Clinic)
If appointments are unavailable, please check back regularly as more clinics will be added. 

Find out What to Expect After Your Monkeypox Vaccine.

Monkeypox 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 Monkeypox Vaccine Locator Tool to find other sites offering the vaccine in your area.

Monkeypox is a rare viral illness that does not usually cause serious illness, but can result in hospitalization or death. Monkeypox typically begins with a flu-like illness and swelling of the lymph nodes and progresses to a rash on the face and body. Most infections last two to four weeks. The current outbreak appears to have spread through human-to-human contact. Transmission can occur through contact with body fluids, monkeypox sores, items that have been contaminated with fluids or sores, or through prolonged exposure to respiratory droplets. Because of this, transmission may also occur through sexual contact. More information can be found on the WCDH Monkeypox Information web page.

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. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Ages 6 Months - 5 Years
Children ages 6 months - 5 years old are now eligible for vaccination. The Health Department is offering the Moderna vaccine for this age group at our upcoming vaccination clinics. 

Important Note: Dangers of Homemade Infant Formula
Is your grocery store out of your WIC infant formula? Please contact your local WIC clinic and ask for help. Do not try to make homemade infant formula, as it is dangerous for your baby. Please know that WIC is always here to help and support you during these difficult times. Click here for additional information on the formula shortage.

¿Se ha acabado la fórmula para bebés de WIC en tu supermercado? Por favor, comunícate con tu clínica local de WIC y pide ayuda. No trates de hacer tu propia formula casera, ya que es peligroso para tu bebé. Ten en cuenta que WIC siempre está aquí para ayudarte y apoyarte en este difícil momento. Haga clic aquí para obtener información adicional sobre la escasez de fórmula.