Tag Archives: Disease Control

Onondaga County Health Department to Hold Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, September 29

The Onondaga County Health Department will be holding a monkeypox vaccination clinic for those in our community who are at risk or may be at future risk of contracting the disease. The clinic will offer both first and second doses. Those in need of a second dose must have received their first dose at least… Read more >

First Case of Monkeypox in Onondaga County

The Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) announced today that an Onondaga County resident has tested positive for the monkeypox virus. OCHD received the laboratory report of the positive finding on the evening of August 9, 2022. The patient has been in isolation and does not pose a risk to the public. OCHD Bureau of Disease… Read more >

Onondaga County Health Department to Hold Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic

The Onondaga County Health Department will be holding a monkeypox vaccination clinic for those in our community who are at high risk of contracting the disease. The Health Department has received a total of 600 doses of the monkeypox vaccine from the New York State Department of Health which includes 300 first and 300 second… Read more >

It’s Flu Season–Get Your Flu Vaccine as Soon as Possible!

Flu vaccine is widely available in Onondaga County This fall, please remember to get your flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive an annual flu vaccine. Everyone should be vaccinated yearly because immunity to flu viruses declines over time and circulating flu … Read more >

Health Alert: Significant Increase in Syphilis Cases in Onondaga County

As of September 28, 2021, Onondaga County has seen 95 cases of syphilis, which is more than three times the number of cases in all of 2020. This increase can impact not only individuals but also their partners and unborn children if pregnant. Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta stated, “Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease… Read more >

Onondaga County to Resume Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Following CDC & FDA Review

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon and Onondaga County Commissioner of Health, Dr. Indu Gupta, announced today that Onondaga County will resume the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine at Onondaga County clinics in line with recommendations released today by New York State. The availability of the single-dose vaccine will be announced as… Read more >

Health Alert: Sudden Increase in Syphilis Cases in Onondaga County

Onondaga County has seen a sharp rise in syphilis cases so far this year. In the first three months of 2021, Onondaga County has seen 28 cases of syphilis—as many cases as in all of 2020. Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta stated, “Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that is CURABLE with antibiotics if detected… Read more >

Dog Positive for Rabies After Encounter with Raccoon

Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta announced today that a dog in Onondaga County has tested positive for rabies after an encounter with a wild raccoon while on a walk with its owner. This dog, a household pet, was not up-to-date on its rabies vaccinations and began having seizures and a change in behavior… Read more >

Additional Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Businesses

We are experiencing an increase in cases in Onondaga County, so it is crucial that residents be diligent and continue to do their part to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that employees and patrons at 5 local businesses have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who… Read more >

Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Businesses

We are experiencing an increase in cases in Onondaga County, so it is crucial that residents be diligent and continue to do their part to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that employees and patrons at 5 local businesses have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who… Read more >