COVID-19 Updates and Information

The Rensselaer County Health Department is hosting Pfizer Vaccine Clinics on Wednesday, May 12 (1-8 p.m.) and Thursday, May 13 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) in the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College for individuals ages 16+. No appointment is required. Walk-ins are welcome! Please bring photo ID and insurance cards to the vaccine clinic.

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Health and Safety Information

Regular check-ups with a family doctor and following a vaccination schedule are essential for promoting good health in children. You can also adopt these simple practices:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water
  • Cough/sneeze into elbow
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get a good night’s sleep every day
  • Stay home if you are sick

Playground Safety

Playgrounds are important places for children to have fun, explore and grow. Children learn through play and need opportunities to take risks, test their limits, and learn new skills through free play. However, accidents can happen so review these Playground Safety Tips.

Sun Protection

Kids love to play outside, especially in sunny, warm weather. But make sure they have proper protection from the sun. Choose Your Cover.

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