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New York State Department of Health Guidance for Healthcare Providers

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New York State Department of Health Guidance for Healthcare providers

Summary of recent changes (last updated September 15, 2023):
  • Recommendations for use of the 2023–­2024 formulations of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine:
    • Everyone ages 5 years and older is recommended to receive 1 dose of updated (2023–­2024 Formula) mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
    • Children ages 6 months–4 years
      • Initial vaccination: should receive either 2 doses of updated (2023­–2024 Formula) Moderna or 3 doses of updated (2023–­2024 Formula) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
      • Received previous mRNA doses: need 1 or 2 doses of updated (2023–­2024 Formula) Moderna or updated (2023­–­2024 Formula) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, depending on the number of prior doses
    • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
      • Initial vaccination: should receive a 3-dose series of updated (2023–­2024 Formula) Moderna or updated (2023–­2024 Formula) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
      • Received previous mRNA doses: need 1 or 2 doses of updated (2023­–2024 Formula) Moderna or updated (2023–­2024 Formula) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, depending on the number of prior doses
      • May receive 1 or more additional updated (2023–­­2024 Formula) mRNA COVID-19 vaccine doses
    • Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are no longer recommended in the United States
  • Updated guidance for COVID-19 vaccination and myocarditis or pericarditis
  • Updated guidance for COVID-19 vaccination and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) in children (MIS-C) and in adults (MIS-A)
  • Reorganization and consolidation of sections on contraindications and precautions, including allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines
  • CDC.Gov/Vaccines/Covid (9/26/2023)

Cancer Services Program

  • Cancer Services Program: 1-866-442-CANCER (2262)

  • New York State's Cancer Services Program website

  • What cancer screening services does the CSP offer?

    • Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram and Clinical Breast Exam)     

      • Women ages 40 and older (some programs serve women ages 50 and older only)
      • Women under age 40 at high risk for breast cancer*
    • Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test, high-risk HPV test and Pelvic Exam)     

      • Women ages 40 and older
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening (Fecal Occult Blood Test/Fecal Immunochemical Test Kit)     

      • Men and women ages 50 and older at average risk for colorectal cancer
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening (Colonoscopy)     

      • Men and women at increased or high risk for colorectal cancer* *Only as determined by a New York State-licensed health care provider per program guidelines

Children with Special Needs

Chronic Disease

Communicable Disease

Dental Health

Supply a Smile is a local organization associated with Canandaigua Churches in Action (CCIA), serving uninsured residents of Ontario County with free dental services for adults age 18 and older, and is limited to cleanings, fillings, and extractions. Services are provided by area dental offices. Supply A Smile is an entirely volunteer run program!

Monthly screenings (Sept–May) are the initial contact where people without dental insurance or Medicaid coverage are warmly welcomed and evaluated to assess their needs. We then refer patients to various private dental offices where the procedures are done. We are thankful for the participating dentists, hygienists, and administrative volunteers for their kindness, generosity, and donation of their time to Supply a Smile's program. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Come early to be one of the first 20 individuals to be screened.

When...Screenings take place on the 1st Saturday of each month from 9 am - 10 am. Closed during the months of June, July, and August

 Where... Supply a Smile does not have a physical office location. We are thankful to the Canandaigua Primary School staff for allowing us to use their facility for our screenings. Canandaigua's Primary School Cafeteria, 90 West Gibson Street in Canandaigua, NY 14424

Questions? Call 585-376-2242

Emergency Preparedness

Immunizations

Injury Prevention

Lead Poisoning Prevention

  • New York State Public Health Law and Regulations require health care providers to:
  • Obtain a blood lead test for all children at age 1 and again at age 2;
    • Assess all children ages 6 months to 6 years for risk of lead exposure at least annually as part of routine care, and obtain a blood lead test on all children found to be at risk.
    • If a child has an elevated lead level, the health care provider must make certain the child has follow-up testing. Providers must also provide guidance on lead poisoning prevention, risk reduction and nutritional counseling to the parent or caregiver.
    •  Provide anticipatory guidance to all parents of children under six years old, as part of routine care.
  • Studies show that no amount of lead exposure is safe for children. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect a variety of adverse health effects including: reduced growth indicators; delayed puberty; lowered IQ; and hyperactivity, attention, behavior, and learning problems. NYS Public Health Law (§ 1370) and regulations (Part 67 of Title 10 of the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations) were amended to lower the definition of an elevated blood lead level in a child to 5 micrograms per deciliter (μg/dL), effective on October 1, 2019.
  • Health care providers should become familiar with all Public Health Law and regulations pertaining to lead poisoning risk assessment, blood lead testing, reporting, and follow-up. The most recent amendments went into effect October 1, 2019.
  • NYS Laws regarding Lead Poisoning
  • More information about lead poisoning

Maternal Child Health

Rabies Program

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Tuberculosis

(Updated 12/29/2023)

(Updated 2/3/2022)