By Jennifer McGohan

(Wampsville, NY – June 2012) Have you ever discovered a bat in your home and wondered how to capture it safely for rabies testing? Go to the Madison County Health Department’s website to watch a video to learn how. Looking for results from the Health Department’s summer mosquito surveillance program? Check out our website. Interested in finding out what immunizations your child needs for school or college? Check out the Health Department’s website, your local source for health information today at

The Health Department’s website has been specifically tailored with information and resources to meet your needs and health concerns in our community. Wondering how to remove a tick safely? Check out our website under “Lyme Disease” to learn how. Curious what the latest car seat recommendations are for your child to ride safely? Check out our website for new recommendations.

Just a few of the many other things you can find on our website are:

* A calendar of events (don’t miss upcoming rabies clinics, car seat checks and Family Fun Day this summer)

* Online appointment scheduling for rabies vaccinations for your pet

* Fast, one-click access to forms and frequently asked questions (FAQs)

* Regularly updated local disease surveillance reports

* Information on a variety of health topics from A to Z, and

* Health program services

Madison County Health Department’s website is an important tool that provides information about the programs and services we provide as well as important, timely and useful health information.  Visit to see what we have to offer. Add our website to your “favorites” list and check it often for updates.

Jennifer McGohan is Public Health Educator for the Madison County Department of Health. She can be reached at

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