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Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of July 8

OSWEGO – The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.

The following services will be offered during the week of July 8 at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

OSWEGO:
• Immunization Clinic: Tuesday, July 9, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., walk-in clinic.
• Pregnancy Testing: Free pregnancy testing is available. Call 349-3391 to schedule an appointment.
• Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Treatment Services: Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.
• HIV Counseling and Testing Service:  Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.

Immunization clinics are held Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 70 Bunner St, Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

All patients with private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicaid managed care should bring their benefit cards with them to the immunization clinic.

No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

PARISH:

• Rabies Clinic: July 10, 6 to 8 p.m., Oswego County Highway Garage, Dill Pickle Alley.

New York State law requires that all cats, dogs, and pet ferrets be vaccinated against rabies.

The first rabies vaccine should be given at three months of age.

A second vaccination is required for cats and dogs within one year of the first, and every three years thereafter.

Ferrets need to be vaccinated annually.

In order for pets to receive the 3-year booster shot, owners need to show that the pet was previously vaccinated and should bring their pet’s last rabies vaccination certificate to the clinic.

For more information about public health services, contact the County Health Department, weekdays, phone 349-3547 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3547.