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Department of Health:
140 County Highway 33W
Suite #3  

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: 607.547.4230
Fax: 607.547.4385

Office Hours:     8:30-4:30

Summer Hours: 9:00-4:00

                       (July - August)

After Hours : 607-547-1697

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Otsego County Health Department is to work in partnership with the community to improve and protect the health and well-being of all residents of Otsego County through health education, disease control and prevention, and public health preparedness.

 

                   Heidi Bond

  Public Health Director

The 2019 Living Healthier Expo is coming to the

Foothills Performing Arts Center In Oneonta

Visit www.LHEOtsego.com to learn more about the event

or to become a supporter of the event.

 

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Immunization Program

Vaccines are among the 20th century's most successful and cost-effective public health tools for preventing disease and death. Thanks to immunizations, diseases like polio that were once common, are now only distant memories for most Americans. Today, there are few visible reminders of the suffering, injuries, and deaths caused by diseases that are now prevented with vaccines. At present, there are vaccines available to protect children and adults against at least fifteen (15) life-threatening or crippling diseases.

Immunizations are for people of all ages. From newborns to senior citizens, timely immunizations are one of the most important ways for people to protect themselves and others from serious diseases. Adults need to make certain they have received all of their childhood vaccinations and stay up-to-date with the vaccinations that are recommended for adults. All college students attending school in New York State are required to be immunized against measles, mumps and rubella. It is also recommended that first year college students living in dormitories be immunized against meningitis. Travelers to foreign countries may need additional vaccines where diseases exist that are not common in the U.S., such as typhoid fever and yellow fever.

The New York State Department of Health Immunization Program's goal is to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases by making sure children and adults receive the vaccines they need.

The program assures:

  • All children have access to vaccines;
  • Health care providers are aware of immunization standards of practice;
  • The latest recommendations on new vaccines are available to providers; and
  • Providers and the public have up-to-date answers to vaccine questions.

 

 

Click Here for the Otsego County Department of Health 2018 Immunization Clinic Schedule

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