Broome County Health Department Issues Public Health Statement

Jun 10, 2021


Welcome to the Broome County Health Department! We are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and safety of the residents of Broome County, New York. In this public health statement, we will discuss important health issues and provide valuable information on how to protect yourself and your community.

Public Health Updates

As part of our commitment to keeping our community informed, the Broome County Health Department regularly issues public health updates. These updates cover a wide range of topics, including disease outbreaks, vaccine information, emergency preparedness, and more. By staying up-to-date with these updates, you can take proactive measures to safeguard your health and the health of those around you.

COVID-19 Guidelines

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to follow the guidelines set forth by the Broome County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These guidelines include wearing masks, practicing social distancing, washing hands frequently, and getting vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccines are a critical tool in controlling the spread of COVID-19. The Broome County Health Department provides information on vaccine availability, eligibility criteria, and vaccination centers. By getting vaccinated, you not only protect yourself but also contribute to the overall health and safety of the community.

Preventive Measures

Prevention is always better than cure, and the Broome County Health Department is dedicated to promoting preventive measures to keep our community healthy. We provide valuable information on a wide range of health topics, including nutrition, exercise, mental health, and disease prevention. By adopting healthy lifestyle choices, you can significantly reduce the risk of various illnesses and enhance your overall well-being.

Health Resources and Services

The Broome County Health Department offers a variety of resources and services to support the health of our community. These include health screenings, immunizations, family planning, substance abuse prevention, and more. We are committed to providing accessible, comprehensive healthcare services to all residents of Broome County.

Childhood Immunizations

One of the key initiatives of the Broome County Health Department is to ensure that all children in the county are up to date with their immunizations. We provide information on recommended childhood vaccines, their importance, and where to get them. By ensuring that your child is fully vaccinated, you help protect them from potentially life-threatening diseases.

Emergency Preparedness

At the Broome County Health Department, we understand the importance of being prepared for emergencies. We provide resources and information on emergency preparedness, including creating emergency kits, developing family communication plans, and knowing the appropriate steps to take during different types of emergencies. By being prepared, you can mitigate the impact of emergencies on your family and the community.

Mental Health Support

Recognizing the importance of mental well-being, the Broome County Health Department offers resources and support for individuals struggling with mental health issues. We provide information on local mental health services, support groups, and strategies for managing stress and anxiety. Your mental health matters, and we are here to help.


The Broome County Health Department is committed to the health and well-being of our community. By staying informed, following preventive measures, and utilizing our resources and services, you can take control of your health and contribute to a healthier Broome County. Together, we can create a safer and healthier future.

Ron Brown
Informative and valuable.
Oct 4, 2023