The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.
Walk-in influenza clinics are held weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego for people age 19 and older. No appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome.
Children’s flu vaccine is now available every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.
The children’s flu vaccine is available at no cost to all children who qualify for the Vaccines for Children Program provided by the New York State Department of Health. For those who do not qualify, the cost is $37 for the inactivated vaccine.
The health department accepts cash or checks for payment. The department does not accept credit or debit cards. Patients with private insurance, Managed Medicaid, Managed Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare, and Medicare Part B should bring their benefit cards with them to the immunization clinic.
No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
The following services will be offered during the week of May 12 at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, and the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.
** Adult Influenza Clinic: Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., walk-in clinic.
** Immunization Clinic: Tuesday, May 13, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., walk-in clinic.
** Pregnancy Testing: Free pregnancy testing is available. Call 349-3391 to schedule an appointment.
** Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Treatment Services: Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.
** HIV Counseling and Testing Service: Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.
Immunization clinics are held every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 70 Bunner St., Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.
For more information about public health services, contact the County Health Department, weekdays, phone 349-3547 or (800) 596-3200, ext. 3547.
By Julia Ludington
Many exciting events are going on at G. Ray Bodley and in the surrounding community this month.
The 35-week marking period ends Friday, and progress reports will be mailed the following week.
Once again, the Annual Spring Clean-Up will take place May 17 at 9 a.m. Please bring gardening gloves and any tools that you feel might be of use to the volunteers. Make sure to wear clothes that you are willing to get dirt on!
On May 20 and 21, the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Major Organization Festival will take place. Our music groups have prepared pieces to perform in front of a panel of judges.
The festival is a great way to get a professional’s opinion of your hard work and to receive useful feedback. Good luck to our performers!
The Fulton Memorial Day Parade will take place May 24. GRB students will be playing in the band and many will also be seen volunteering at the booths at the War Memorial.
Stop by after the parade for some great food and entertainment. Don’t forget school is closed May 26, Memorial Day.
Any seniors with scholarship forms they would like to complete and turn in should do so as soon as possible. Check the Guidance Office for forms with June return dates.
Many students are in the midst of their AP exams this week. If you are one of the students taking a test, make sure to relax the night before, get a good night’s sleep, and eat a good breakfast.
Get to the testing center well ahead of the test start time to reduce stress. Finally, go into the test with confidence: as FDR said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
I wish everyone the best of luck!
Air Force Airman Daniel R. Bateman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Bateman is the son of Kris and Margaret Bateman of Fulton. He is a 2013 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High.
Joseph Runeari, 99, of Fulton, died Feb. 2.
A committal service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton with the Rev. John Canorro officiating.
The Fulton VFW Post #569 will bestow military honors.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton has care of the arrangements.
Graveside services for Joyce Kenny, who passed away Feb, 4, 2014, will be 10 a.m., Thursday, May 22 at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, E. Broadway, Fulton.
Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.