Press Releases


3/4/2019   Measles Statement
2/4/2019   ONE WEEK LEFT TO NOMINATE WESTCHESTER PUBLIC HEALTH AWARD WINNERS. Westchester County Board of Health To Recognize Adult and Youth Volunteers.
1/30/19   Westchester Launches Health Survey. Your Views Sought to Help Set County's Health Priorities.
1/11/19   Nominations Needed For 2019 Westchester County Public Health Awards. Westchester County Board of Health to recognize Adult and Youth Volunteers.
12/17/18   NO MEASLES EXPOSURE. Westchester County Health Department assures residents there is no measles exposure at this time.
11/30/18   Westchester WIC Benefits to ge Electronic. All Westchester WIC Offices Closed December 1 to 7 to ease transition.
11/20/18   County Health Commissioner: Check Your Measles Vaccine Status. Westchester County Health Department offers free MMR vaccine to under and uninsured.
11/15/18   County Health Commissioner Urges Physicians To Speak Out Against Youth Vaping. Westchester County Health Department Sponsors Sympsoium on the Dangers of E-cigarettes.
11/14/18   County Executive Latimer Reminds Residents To Celebrate Safely. Westchester County Health Department Offers Safe Holiday Cooking Tips.
10/23/18   Westchester Offers Free Help With Health Insurance Enrollemnt. Open enrollment for NY State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace starts November 1.

Health Department raises awareness about Childhood Lead hazards. Westchester Observes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

10/11/18   Latimer announces free Westchester flu vaccine clinics. Health Commissioner Urges All Residents to Schedule A Flu Shot.

FREE Rabies Vaccines for Westchester Pets October 21


WESTCHESTER COUNTY BACK TO SCHOOL VACCINE CLINICS BOOKING UP FAST. Call Westchester County Health Department for an appointment and to determine eligibility. 

8/31/18   Westchester Recognizes International Opioid Overdose Day

Westchester County Health Department Issues Heat Advisory. Advises Residents to Drink Water, Cool Off and Never Leave People or Pets in a Closed Car.


 First Positive West Nile Virus Case in Westchester in 2018. Health Department reminds residents to take precautions against mosquitoes.


Westchester County will offer FREE Back-to-School vaccine clinics. Call Westchester County Health Department for an appointment and to determine eligibility.


Westchester County Schedules FREE Hepatitis A Vaccine Clinics. Restaurant and Child Care Workers Encouraged to Sign Up.


Westchester County Health Department issues Heat Advisory. Advises Residents to Drink Water, Cool Off and Never Leave People or Pets in a Closed Car.

8/3/18   Westchester County Health Department Promotes Breastfeeding. WIC moms who choose to breastfeed are celebrated during World Breastfeeding Week
8/2/18   Rabies Alert: Rabid Stray Cat Captured in Pound Ridge
7/31/18   Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus Found in Westchester

Rabies Alert: Aggressive Fox at large in Yorktown.


Longhorned Tick Found in Westchester County.


Free Rabies Vaccines for Westchester Pets July 28.


Westchester County Health Department issues heat advisory. Advises residents to drink water, cool off and never leave people or pets in a closed car.


County Health Department has more free minnows for pond owners. Minnows, dunks and education are part of the County's mosquito prevention strategy.


Update on the Mamaroneck Diner.Diner Anticipates Reopening For Dinner Tomorrow.


YONKERS HAS WESTCHESTER’S BEST WATER ON TAP. Health Department water contest highlights excellent water quality countywide.

5/7/18   Health Department Offers Residents FREE Minnows. Minnows, dunks and education are part of the county's mosquito prevention strategy.
5/7/18   Vote in the Health Department's Water Taste Test May 8. Help choose the Best-Tasting Water in Westchester to mark National Drinking Water Week.

Coyote captured in Thornwood tested positive for rabies.


WESTCHESTER ANNOUNCES DRUG TAKEBACK PROGRAM. County Recycling Facility Open for National Prescription Take Back Day.

4/19/18   Westchester County Board Of Health Presents 2018 Public Health Awards. Top Honors Go To Norman Haight And Paul Presendieu-Cuesta.

Free Rabies Vaccines for Westchester Pets April 22.

3/23/18   World TB Day Observed Saturday #WorldTBDay
3/14/18   Westchester Ranks Third Statewide In Health Outcomes And Factors.
3/6/18   Safety advice from the Health Department to help Westchester residents weather the storm.

Deadline extended one week for 2018 Public Health Award Nominations. Volunteer efforts by adults and young people to be recognized by Board of Health.

1/30/18   County Executive George Latimer and Health Commissioner reminds residents what to do to avoid and treat the flu. Get a flu shot, wash hands frequently, stay home when sick and clean surfaces with bleach to stop spread of germs.

Health Department Recommends Parents and Caregivers Keep Close at Bath Time.


Board of Health seeks nominees for 2018 Public Health Awards. Volunteer efforts by adults and young people to be recognized.