For Providers

You may contact the Essex County Health Department 24/7 by calling 518-873-3500.  You will always speak with a person if you call this main phone line.  During regular business hours […]

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Rabies Clinics 2023 We can bill Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Child Health Plus, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield or Fidelis Managed Care for immunizations.  Present your card at your appointment […]

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Our Required Activities As a local health department we are responsible for rabies surveillance, prevention and control.  Our activities include: Following NYS Public Health Law that regulates rabies investigations for […]

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Environmental Health

Most Environmental Health Services for Essex County are conducted by a NYSDOH District Office (covering Essex, Franklin & Hamilton Counties) under the categories of: New York State Department of Health District Office […]

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Health News Happening Now…

NYSDOH COVID-19 Booster 

How to Safely Catch at Bat 


Pfizer & Moderna have BIVALENT COVID-19 booster available now.

The approved boosters are considered bivalent vaccines. That means they contain the mRNA sequence for the spike protein of two strains of SARS-CoV-2: the original strain and one common to the current predominant subvariants of Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5. Be sure to visit our COVID-19 Vax Page for additional bivalent clinics.

December 9, 2022: CDC expanded the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months through 5 years. Children ages 6 months through 5 years who previously completed a Moderna primary series are eligible to receive a Moderna bivalent booster 2 months after their final primary series dose. Children ages 6 months through 4 years who are currently completing a Pfizer primary series will receive a Pfizer bivalent vaccine as their third primary dose.

October 21, 2022: 

The Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster emergency use authorization that includes people 12 years and older has been expanded to include children ages 5-11 years.

The Moderna bivalent booster authorization for those 18 and older has been expanded to include children and adolescents ages 6-17 years.

October 12, 2022:

FDA Authorizes Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines for Use as a Booster Dose in Younger Age Groups.

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent to authorize their use as a single booster dose in younger age groups. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent is authorized for administration at least two months following completion of primary or booster vaccination in children down to six years of age. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent is authorized for administration at least two months following completion of primary or booster vaccination in children down to five years of age.

March's Health Observances highlight important health issues Nationally. We're raising awareness about Colorectal Cancer, Diabetes and Nutrition that impact our communities in Essex County. Be sure to check our Facebook page for all Health Observance messages.

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in ESSEX COUNTY. Screening is important for you, our residents, because Colorectal Cancer rates are higher in our region compared to the rest of the state. Screening rates in Essex County are 7% lower than the rest of the state. Did you know? There are now different ways to screen making it easier for everyone!  Learn about which colorectal cancer screening options are best for you here.


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