Entries by HEALTH DEPT

Diseases from Ticks Rise Dramatically; NYS announces Tick-Borne Illness Control Plan

Diseases from Ticks Rise Dramatically; NYS announces Tick-Borne Illness Control Plan BREWSTER, NY—New York State has some of the highest numbers of disease cases from ticks in the U.S. From 2004 to 2016, these numbers totaled 69,313, second only to Pennsylvania with 73,610, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. […]

Twelfth Annual Food Operator’s Seminar Held; Eight Putnam County Food Establishments Honored

Brewster, NY— More than 135 attendees—chefs, caterers, owners and operators of Putnam County’s food establishments—were in attendance for the twelfth annual Food Operator’s Seminar on April 16 and 17. This year the event took place in the newly renovated Tilly Foster Farm venue, and showcased food prepared by the BOCES culinary students at the farm […]

Putnam County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Scheduled for Saturday, May 5

BREWSTER, NY—Putnam County will hold a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day for Putnam County residents on Saturday, May 5. The Putnam County Department of Health and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are co-sponsoring the FREE event, scheduled from 9 am to 12 noon (rain or shine) in the Canopus Beach parking […]


Brewster, NY—The eighth annual County Health Rankings have been released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. For the eighth consecutive year, Putnam County ranks among the top five counties in New York State. Putnam is fifth in health outcomes based on length and quality of life, and […]

PCDOH Opens Doors for Free Flu Vaccines

BREWSTER, NY— Just two weeks after declaring the flu a “health disaster emergency,” Governor Cuomo has directed the state health department to financially support local health departments to provide expanded services. The Putnam County Department of Health will offer free flu vaccines daily at their main office, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting on […]

Heart Health in Winter

Brewster, NY- February is Heart Health Month, an ideal time for Putnam residents to focus on their heart’s health. Most everyone knows someone who has been affected by heart disease or stroke. It is the leading cause of death in Putnam County and the U.S as well. About 2,300 Americans die of heart disease each […]