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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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 to receive vaccine […]

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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: Community Environmental Health and Food Protection Environmental Health […]

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Health News Happening Now…

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.

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.

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

For the most recent year data is available, below are the leading causes of death in Essex County.

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