Health Department of Cattaraugus County

How often are free rabies clinics held?

One clinic is held in January in Little Valley.  Once clinic is held in May in Little Valley.  Three clinics are held in September (Markhams, Allegany and Franklinville).

See the Cattaraugus County Calendar for upcoming rabies clinics.

Is it OK to get a H1N1 shot before a seasonal flu shot?

Yes you may get either the seasonal flu shot or the H1N1 flu shot in any order.  We recommend that you get your vaccinations when ever they become available to you. 

Update on Seasonal Flu Vaccine & H1N1 Flu Vaccine

News from Health posted on Wed, 10/14/2009 - 12:02pm


NOTE: Your own doctor may be your best option for getting seasonal flu vaccine. Many health care providers have received supplies of seasonal flu vaccine, while other providers are still waiting to receive their vaccines. Providers will continue to receive vaccines in the coming weeks, and vaccination for seasonal flu will continue through November and December, in time to provide protection against the seasonal flu.

Novel H1N1 Flu & Seasonal Flu: Differences and Similarities

News from Health posted on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 10:56am

Many people are wondering what the differences are between seasonal flu and novel H1N1 flu (Swine Flu). Novel H1N1 flu is caused by a new virus that is different from the seasonal flu we usually see each fall and winter. The virus that causes the seasonal flu changes a little bit each year, but the changes are small and people have some resistance to the virus. This year, the flu virus that is spreading is new and different enough so that many people, especially younger people, do not have much resistance.

When There's a Flood

When There's a Flood: What you Need to Know to protect your health and Safety

Download this document as a PDF for printing

Before You Evacuate

If there is time, move important papers, television sets, computers, stereo equipment and easily moveable appliances such as a microwave oven to the upper floors of your home. Read more

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Health Precautions for Flood Victims

News from Health posted on Tue, 08/11/2009 - 2:06pm
The Cattaraugus County Health Department (CCHD) is issuing the following press release regarding safety and health precautions for flood relief workers or homeowners engaged in cleanup activities. Information is also available on the NYS Department of Health’s website at:

2008 Annual Report

The 2008 Annual Report for the Cattaraugus County Health Department

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Complete Streets Program Announced

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, Health posted on Thu, 06/25/2009 - 4:43pm

On April 14, 2009 - Governor David A.

Clean Hands Save Lives!

The attached PDF is a poster on the best practices for washing your hands.

  • It is best to wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.
  • When water is not available, use alcohol-based products (sanitizers).
  • Wash hands before preparing or eating food and after going to the bathroom.
  • Keeping your hands clean helps you avoid getting sick. 

The poster goes over the following:

  • When should you wash your hands?
  • Using alcohol-based sanitizers
  • Washing with soap and water

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Partners in Preparedness 2009 Volume I, Issue 3

The attached PDF is the 2009 Volume 1, Issue 3 Partners in Preparedness: News for Trusted Local Leaders from the NYS DOH Office of Health Emergency Preparedness.

This issue is a special edition about the current H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreak.

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Filed under: preparedness, organizations, h1n1, swine flu

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