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2022 Public Health Press Release Archives

(Ithaca, N.Y., June 21, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department is sharing the recent announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the emergency authorization of both a Moderna and a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals ages six months and older. The CDC…
(Ithaca, N.Y., June 15, 2022) – Tompkins County Health Department is issuing clarification regarding eligibility for the upcoming COVID-19 Moderna Booster Vaccine Clinic on Sunday, June 19th, from 2pm-4pm, in downtown Ithaca (Bernie Milton Pavilion). All available pre-registration slots have been…
(Ithaca, N.Y., June 13, 2022) – Tompkins County Health Department is announcing to the community that there will be a COVID-19 Moderna Booster Vaccine Clinic on Sunday, June 19th, from 2pm-4pm, in downtown Ithaca (Bernie Milton Pavilion). This clinic will be a part of the Southside Community…
(Ithaca, N.Y., June 10, 2022) – Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community that the Mask Advisory has been suspended for Tompkins County, effective as of Friday, June 10, 2022. Tompkins County continues to be at a “medium community level” using the CDC’s framework. Within the “…
(Ithaca, NY, June 02, 2022) — The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community about the local rise in cases of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection which can also be passed along to newborn infants via their birth parent. In 2021, there were 22 cases of syphilis in Tompkins…
(Ithaca, N.Y., May 31, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department’s mask advisory continues to be in effect due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and the number of local hospitalizations from the disease. While the CDC’s community level for Tompkins County was recently lowered to “Medium,”…
(Ithaca, N.Y., May 31, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person on Saturday, May 28, 2022, on Eddy Street (Ithaca) between Catherine Street and East Buffalo Street at approximately 8:30 PM. The dog is described as a large, brown, short haired dog with a…
(Ithaca, N.Y., May 20, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department is sharing the recent announcement by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding their approval of the Federal Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) emergency authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster for…
(Ithaca, NY, May 19, 2022) - The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting local families to information on how to access resources and infant formula amid ongoing shortages. For those who are struggling to afford groceries or infant formula, the Tompkins County Women, Infants and Children (…
(Ithaca, NY, May 19, 2022) - The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community about the high risk of the presence of Fentanyl in street drugs. Fentanyl is a highly addictive synthetic substance that is added into illicit street drugs to increase consumption but is also highly…