A UR student has been confirmed as having had measles. The student has fully recovered and is not contagious. Potentially exposed persons who were in one of several locations on the UR campus are being contacted (details in news release). The overwhelming majority of people who might have been exposed are not at-risk of developing measles as most people in the United States have been vaccinated against measles. This illness is highly contagious so officials are being extra cautious.
General questions: call 753-5150 through 5 pm daily; after 5pm call 753-5905 and leave a message which will be returned the next morning. Health Care Providers should call 753-5164 during business hours and 753-5905 after-hours.
The Monroe County Vital records Office is now open to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for residents in need of a certified birth or death certificate. Birth certificates ONLY are also available at the Greece DMV Branch on the last Saturday of every month from 8-30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Click here for details on obtaining a birth or death certificate.
During the winter months in Rochester, the combined effect of wind and temperature—known as the Wind Chill Index (WCI)—can be very dangerous. We have posted links below to several credible Web sites with charts and other useful information on this subject and a letter to school superintendents.
Flu shots, even at this point, are still recommended! Click here for information.
New York State requires a number of immunizations to attend school. If your child or college student has not been able to get into their doctor to get all the required shots, we can help. Child immunizations are available as follows:
Most vaccinations are provided at no-cost through age 18. Please bring any health insurance cards and any letters that you received from school about shots that your child is missing. Attached below is a form that requires completion. If you like, you can print at home and complete prior to coming, send it by e-mail, or you can complete it when you come. To contact our Immunization Clinic, call 753-5150 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Health Department has teamed up with the Monroe County Clerk's Office to begin making birth certificates available to Monroe County residents at the Greece DMV Office, located in the Mall @ Greece Ridge, on the last Saturday of each month, beginning July 28 (from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm). Birth certificates are often needed for auto licenses and to obtain a passport. Children between 3-5 years of age can get a one-time free birth certificate and teens between 13-17 seeking a work permit can also get a one-time free birth record. Active military members and veterans can get a copy of their birth record at no charge. The cost for all others is $30 per certified copy (raised seal). Please be sure to bring valid photo ID.
Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is recommended for people 60 and older. The charge for this vaccine is $213. Payment is expected at the time of your visit. Your health insurance may cover some or all of the cost. We encourage you to contact them. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please call 753-5150.
The New York State Department of Health has relaxed the annual employee tuberculosis testing requirements due to a shortage of PPD solution. Available solution will be utilized for specific prioritized situations as noted in the letter below until further notice.
Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged – or deer - ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic “bull’s eye” skin rash. Most cases of Lyme Disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. If left untreated, infection can spread and become much more serious. Lyme Disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks; laboratory testing is also sometimes helpful. Steps to prevent Lyme Disease include avoiding walking through tall grass where ticks are, wearing light colored clothing to aid in spotting ticks, examining your body closely after having been out in areas where ticks are common, and using insect repellent containing DEET (be sure to follow label instructions). Ticks have to stay attached to your body for between 24-48 hours to transmit Lyme, so promptly removing them with tweezers will likely prevent contracting Lyme disease.
CDC Lyme Disease Info
HEALTH ACTION, Priorities for Monroe County, began in 1995 when the Director of the Monroe County Department of Public Health convened a group of community partners to develop a plan to improve the health of Monroe County residents. The HEALTH ACTION Steering Committee is composed of individuals from community organizations representing business, education and health care.
The Monroe County Department of Public Health hosts college students seeking internships throughout the year for matriculated students whose degree requires an internship. All internships are unpaid. Before a student can apply for an internship, there must be a finalized Affiliation Agreement between the College/University and Monroe County. The following institutions currently have finalized agreements:
Institutions interested in establishing an affiliation agreement with us, and students attending one of the above listed schools who are interested in a future internship with our department, may contact us for further information. NOTE: Students should contact us at least six months prior to their desired internship semester.
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The Internet is an excellent place to become more knowledgable about health. However, while there are many credible health sites, there are also sites that may contain information and recommendations that are not valid.
The links listed below contain reliable health information.
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