Serving the Health Needs
of Allegany County
Allegany County Dept. of Health
County Office Building,
Room #30 7 Court Street
Belmont, New York 14813-1076
National Immunization Awareness Month
Protect yourself and your family
Get a healthy start for your baby!
Immunizations protect children 2 & under from 14 serious diseases
Is your child enrolled in school?
-NYS regulations require children to be vaccinated before starting school
Is your child going to college?
-Make sure your children are up to date on allvaccines.
-Be sure to ask your doctor about the meningitis and HPV vaccines!
Adults need vaccines too!!
-Talk with your doctor or pharmacist to see which vaccines are recommended. Adults should be protected against shingles, flu, pneumonia & more.
All ages are welcome to be vaccinated at the
Allegany Department of Health clinics!
Please call to make an appointment
and talk with a staff member!
Allegany County Department of Health:
To Learn More:
Allegany County Department of Health will be offering
the following immunization clinics in Belmont over the
Monday 8-22-2016 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Monday 8-29-2016 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Tuesday 8-30-2016 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Wednesday 8-31-2016 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
The clinics are by appointment (585)268-9250, children
under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parent or
legal guardian, we will bill insurance and have sliding
scale for uninsured/underinsured so cost should never be
a factor for immunization.
All students entering 7th and 12th grade must have the meningococcal vaccine.
Without it, they cannot start school.
About the Vaccine:
· It is not a new vaccine. It has been recommended for a decade.
· Most parents already choose to vaccinate their children.
· What’s new is that the vaccine will be required for school entry as of Sept. 1, 2016.
About Meningococcal Disease:
· It causes bacterial meningitis and other serious disease.
· Teens and young adults are at greater risk.
· It comes on quickly and without warning.
· Its symptoms are similar to the flu.
· Every case of this disease can result in death or long-term disability.
Check with your doctor. Even teens who have had a shot before may need a booster to start school.
To learn more, visit New York State Department of Health’s website at health.ny.gov/immunize
Call the Allegany County Department of Health at 585-268-9250 to make an appointment for your child to be immunized.
All temporary food service operations that do not secure a permit to operate at least 10 days prior to the start of the event will be charged an additional $25.00 late fee.
If a permit is issued on-site due to not properly submitting paperwork at least 10 days prior to the start of the event, a $25.00 late fee will be charged.
For Zika Virus Testing Call 585-268-9250
Allegany County residents may be wondering about the Zika virus you have heard about in the news. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has launched a Zika virus information line, 1-888-364-4723, which is staffed weekdays from 9am to 6pm for New Yorkers to call and learn more about the virus. If you have traveled to Zika virus affected countries and have symptoms you should contact your health care provider. The most common symptoms of Zika virus are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). See your doctor if you are pregnant and you or your partner has traveled to a country where Zika virus cases have been reported. Be sure to tell your health care provider where you traveled. Visit this website for up to date information about affected counties, Areas with Zika | Zika virus | CDC .
Those who travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor first and strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites during the trip, including:
Spring is around the corner. Allegany County residents should remember to use these tips to protect themselves from mosquito bites. In addition, Allegany County residents are urged to prevent standing water to decrease our mosquito population in the following ways:
For more information go to www.alleganycountyhealth.com and click on the Zika virus fact sheet or call the Allegany County Department of Health at 585-268-9250.
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The Allegany County Department of Health will bill Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Independent Health, Univera, United Health (Empire Plan), Fidelis, and Magna Care (Aetna, etc). Other insurances will be billed and they may or may not pay for your services. If your insurance does not pay for your ACDOH services "you" the client are liable to pay for these services. The Allegany County Department of Health has a sliding scale for payment of services for clients who are uninsured/underinsured. *The Allegany County Department of Health's health care professionals are not affiliated with any hospital.