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Onondaga County Office for Aging Is Hosting an Institute for Caregivers Zoom Class for Current & Future Family Caregivers

LIVE Video Presentation, Open to the Public For seniors coping with vision or hearing loss, the fear of losing their independence and relying on others to assist with their daily living skills can bring on both hopelessness and depression. This class will have an ASL Interpreter & will offer information on: Types of Vision & More »


New York State Announces 10 State Mass Vaccination Sites Now Open To 5 To 11 Year-Olds


State Sites to Complement Established Network of Pediatricians, Family Physicians, County Health Departments, Pharmacies, Rural and Federally Qualified Health Centers and School-based Clinics  Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that 10 of New York State’s mass vaccination sites will now be administering COVID-19 vaccines to newly eligible 5 to 11 year-olds. Following the CDC’s recommendation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children in this More »


Governor Hochul Provides November 13, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

104,117 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours   20 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday (Friday) New State Website Providing Helpful Info About Child Vaccination  Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “The vaccine is our way out of this pandemic once and for all – if you haven’t gotten yours already, More »


Governor Hochul Provides November 12, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

Visit our new website for parents and guardians for new information, frequently asked questions and answers, and resources specifically designed for parents and guardians of this age group.  96,655 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours   30 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Thursday Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “Thank you to all More »



Governor Hochul Announces More Than 100,000 Vaccines Administered in Last 24 Hours

29 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday New Vaccine Data Added to Health Data NY Parents Encouraged to Visit State Website for Helpful Info About Child Vaccination Governor Kathy Hochul on November 10th updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19. “I’m proud of New Yorkers for stepping up, with over 100,000 people being vaccinated in the More »


County Executive McMahon Announces Expanded Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Ages 5-11

An additional 240 appointments are now available over four days Syracuse, N.Y. – Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon today announced that the Onondaga County Health Department will be further expanding four COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5 – 11 in response to community demand. The clinics for children ages 5 – 11 will be More »


Dementia Education for Caregivers: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

JoAnne Spoto Decker, Commissioner and Executive Director, Onondaga County Office for Aging is pleased to announce a class for those who currently care for older, or disabled persons, or may become caregivers in the future. This LIVE, video presentation is open to the public. Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors November 11, 5:30 – More »


Statement From Governor Kathy Hochul on CDC’S Recommendation of Pfizer Vaccine for 5-11 Year Olds

(November 2, 2021)”Tonight’s announcement is an important step in fighting this pandemic. New York State’s Clinical Advisory Task Force unanimously agreed with the CDC. Next the New York State Department of Health will issue guidance to the public. “I encourage parents to reach out to their pediatricians and prepare to get their children vaccinated. New More »


Pediatric COVID Vaccines in New York State Kinney Pharmacies

Gouverneur, NY – Kinney Drugs, a 100% employee-owned leading pharmacy chain in New York and Vermont, has released the following statement regarding Pediatric COVID Vaccines in its New York State Pharmacies: October 29, 2021, the FDA authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Before the vaccine can More »