Flu and COVID-19
An annual flu vaccine is recommended for almost everyone 6 months and older. It is one of the best ways to reduce flu illnesses, hospitalizations and death from flu. This fall and winter, the flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 may both be spreading. For that reason, getting a flu shot will be more important than ever to help people stay healthy and to ease the burden on our health care system. Getting a flu shot now is more important than ever because doctors don’t know what the risk is of having both flu and COVID-19 at the same time.
COVID-19 Vaccination in NY State
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for two COVID-19 vaccines.
- New York State determines the prioritization for vaccination. See NY State Vaccination Phases & Prioritization.
- NY State Vaccine Website
Vaccination for Current NY State Approved Phases
- FIRST, please check to see if you qualify AND where to be vaccinated by going to the NY State Vaccination Program Guidance Week-By -Week Prioritization and Vaccination Location Phase 1A Only.
Vaccination for the General Public
- It is anticipated to be several months before the general public has access to a COVID-19 vaccine. New York State determines the prioritization for vaccination. See NY State Vaccination Phases & Prioritization.
- Talk to your healthcare provider.
- V-Safe Smartphone App - after vaccination health checker
- Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
State Septic System Replacement Program
The Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 (L. 2017, c. 57, Part T) established the Septic System Replacement Fund to provide a source of funding for the replacement of cesspools and septic systems in New York State. This grant program (the “Program”) seeks to reduce the environmental and public-health impacts associated with the discharge of effluent from cesspools and septic systems on groundwater used as drinking water, as well as threatened or impaired waterbodies. Silver Lake and Java Lake have been identified as threatened or impaired waterbodies in Wyoming County. Click here to see a complete program summary.
If your property is located next to one of the identified waterbodies and you wish to participate in this program, please complete the online grant application.
Pay Your Environmental Health Related Fees & Invoices Online
In addition to paying your Environmental Health related charges by check, you now have the option to pay online with a credit or debit card using GovPayNet. For this service a small processing fee will be added to your transaction. If you would like more information please review GovPayNet Fee Schedule and GovPayNet Terms of Service prior to paying.