Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says 65 percent of children aged 6 to 59 months received an influenza vaccination in the past year.
New York City’s Board of Health voted Wednesday in favor of the mandatory vaccine for children under 6. The initiative takes effect in 30 days and will be required for about 150,000 children.
The agency says that children under the age of six identified with lead poisoning declined 66 percent from 2005 to 2012.
Bloomberg said the city’s Clean Heat program has reduced toxic soot in the air by 23 percent in four years.
A popular Bronx restaurant remained closed on Saturday night following an outbreak of a very serious virus.
Health officials said Thursday a food handler at Westside Market on Broadway between 97th and 98th streets contracted hepatitis A.
The pesticide trucks will be spraying between 8:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday in Bayside, Douglaston, Glen Oaks, Little Neck and Oakland Gardens.
Project Hope was launched shortly after Sandy in November 2012 in order to provide crisis counseling and emotional support for those hit hardest by the storm.
The outbreak of meningitis among gay men has sickened four people already this year, increasing the number of cases to 17 since 2012, according to city health officials.
The New Venus Diner in Chelsea has reopened, after being shut down by the city late last week for mouse and fly infestation.
Forget about shaking hands with anyone these days – the flu emergency has some people taking drastic precautions.
An unreleased state report found potential health impacts from fracking are addressed in the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regulatory plan, making a separate health impact study unnecessary.
The agency said in a statement that there wasn’t any evidence of infestation, and standard procedures were followed. Those include steam cleaning and vacuuming, as well as alerting the staff.
If you are a skeptical diner or just want to be a smarter one, smart phones will soon be able check the cleanliness of a restaurant through an application that scans a code.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Department of Health hope to spread the initiative to as many as 24 other hospitals.