Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Be sure to review CDC Breaking News in addition to what is listed below.

Lastest NYS guidance, visit Novel Coronavirus Information for Providers 
Latest CDC guidance, visit CDC Healthcare Provider Guidance on Novel Coronavirus






















  • Oct. 4, 2019: The New York State Department of Health is aware that supply is limited or unavailable for both human rabies vaccines and one rabies immune globulin product. Healthcare providers should continue to administer rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) when indicated.

    Rabies Vaccines:

    • RabAvert rabies vaccine (produced by GlaxoSmithKline) is experiencing a temporary limited supply and is back ordered for wholesalers and distributors. RabAvert is still available directly from the manufacturer. Clinicians can request RabAvert by contacting GSK's Vaccine Service Center directly at 866-475-8222, option 3.
    • IMOVAX rabies vaccine (produced by Sanofi Pasteur) is experiencing a temporary supply shortage and is not available at this time.

    Human Rabies Immune Globulin:

    • Imogam (produced by Sanofi Pasteur) is currently experiencing a temporary shortage and is only available to healthcare providers who have a patient with current suspected rabies exposure requiring immediate PEP. Providers can obtain Imogam directly from the manufacturer by faxing a completed Rabies Post-Exposure Form found at to 1-877-287-9391 (Attn: Sanofi Pasteur Customer Service).
    • KEDRAB (produced by Kedrion Biopharma) and HyperRab (produced by Grifols) are available with no restrictions.

    Healthcare providers should continue to administer PEP when indicated. Please refer to the CDC website ( for future updates regarding the availability of human rabies biologics.






Brucella abortus RB51

Acute  Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)


Hepatitis A


Synthetic Cannabinoids 

Public Health Update: Westchester County Health Department

New York State Health Advisory: Powassan Virus
July 19, 2017

Warning for Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare Testing Systems
May 23, 2017

Organ Donation and Health Care Technologies
May 2017
Dr. Zucker's April physician letter regarding organ donation and health care technologies (NYSDOH)

March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day
New diagnostic tools and coordinated treatment remain essential to elimination efforts in New York (NYSDOH)


Training on Saturday, February 25 from 8 AM - 1 PM - Buprenorphine Waiver Training For Clinical Providers
The NYSDOH, AIDS Institute is sponsoring a FREE buprenorphine waiver training for clinical providers. In response to the opioid overdose deaths in NYS, increased access to buprenorphine treatment for opioid overdose disorder is urgently needed. Under current regulations, clinic providers are required to obtain a "waiver" to prescribe buprenorphine.

Feb. 10, 2017
Public Health Alert: Meningitis Confirmed in a Mount Vernon Woman

Zika Virus

Visit the CDC Zika Virus Homepage for Health Care Providers

Women's Health

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Attention all health care providers - CDC updates pertaining to ebola virus:

  • Routinely obtain country-specific travel information to Ebola affected areas (currently Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia) in the 21 days before illness onset for any patient presenting with fever or other symptoms consistent with Ebola and ensure that this is communicated to all relevant staff;

  • Isolate patients who report a travel history to an Ebola-affected country and who are exhibiting Ebola symptoms in a private room with a private bathroom and use PPE as per the most currrent CDC and NYSDOH guidance;

  • Immediately notify the Westchester County Department of Health (914) 813-5000,  24 hours, 7 days a week, of any such individuals.


Information for Health Care Professionals on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

NYSDOH Public Health Update: Recommendations for vaccinations of Health Care Personnel (HCP)
April 2014
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) strongly recommend protecting HCP and the patients they care for by promoting HCP vaccination initiatives.


NYSDOH/CDC Health Advisory: Tickborne Illness in NYS
Sept. 9, 2013
NYSDOH is reminding health care providers about the importance and burden of tickborne disease in NYS. The manual, TickBorne Diseases of the United States:  A Reference Manual for Health Care Providers, published by the CDC contains information on tick identification, tickborne disease symptoms, laboratory testing and recommended treatment.

Free Primary Care Childhood Asthma Preceptorship
January 2013
-Childhood Asthma Preceptorship Program offered by the New York Medical College Children’s Environmental Health Center.For more information or to schedule a preceptor session, please contact Jennifer Luchetta at (914) 493-7585 or by email at

Hurricane Related Issues and Recommendations
November 2012