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Where can I get a flu shot?
Are there programs available to help me quit smoking?
How do I find a safe day care program for my child?
How can I learn about the West Nile Virus?
How do I report an environmental problem (water, air, sewer, noise, asbestos)?
What do I do if I have a rodent/pest problem?
What is the Smoke-Free Air Act of 2002?

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Where can I get a flu shot?
Each year, thousands of New Yorkers get the flu and as many as 2,000 die from it. Most of these deaths are preventable. An annual flu shot is the best way to prevent the most severe complications of the flu. The flu shot is safe and will not give you the flu. The Department of Health provides an online list of clinics providing vaccinations.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Flu Vaccine Information from the Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene



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Are there programs available to help me quit smoking?
Today...
  • Tobacco will kill 25 New Yorkers, 1/3 under the age of 65.
  • Second-hand smoke will send more than 100 NYC kids to doctors or emergency rooms with asthma, ear infections or lung infections.
  • 1.4 million New Yorkers smoke, but 7 out of every 10 smokers want to stop.
The Department of Health & Mental Hygiene provides reading material, research data, and tips on quitting.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Find resources on the Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene website



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How do I find a safe day care program for my child?
The Bureau of Day Care is the regulatory agency for child care services (public and private) operating within New York City. The Bureau regulates Group Day Care, as provided for in the New York City Health Code, Article 47, as well as Group Family Day Care, Family Day Care, and School-Age Care, as regulated under New York State Department of Social Services Regulations. The Bureau is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all children in child care. For information on group day care centers (those with a capacity of 13 or more children) in New York City, please call 311. To check on other types of day care centers -- family day care, group family day care, and school-age day care -- please visit the New York State Office of Children and Family Services site. You will be able to obtain information on permitting, licensing, or registration status, and get recent inspection history and violations.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Learn more from the Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
New York State Office of Children & Family Services Regulations



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How can I learn about the West Nile Virus?
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene provides extensive information about the West Nile Virus (WNV) online. This includes surveillance and control plans, fact sheets, and more extensive questions and answers about WNV.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
West Nile Virus Information



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How do I report an environmental problem (water, air, sewer, noise, asbestos)?
The Department of Environmental Protection handles many issues related to drinking water, air, noise, and hazardous materials. You can also call 311 to report your issue.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Dept. of Environmental Protection Responsibilities
Contact the DEP



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What do I do if I have a rodent/pest problem?
Register your complaint with the Department of Health using the online rodent complaint form.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Rat Information Portal



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What is the Smoke-Free Air Act of 2002?
The New York City Smoke-Free Air Act prohibits smoking in virtually all workplaces in the City of New York, including many places where smoking had previously been been permitted. This includes public gathering places such as bars, restaurants, catering halls, and sports arenas. Ensuring a smoke-free workplace is the responsibility of individual establishments/businesses. There are rare exceptions to the smoke-free policy, including certain but not all tobacco bars (cigar shops), owner-operated bars, bars with separately ventilated enclosed smoking rooms, and residential and day treatment health centers. For more information, contact the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. To report violations of the Smoke-Free Air Act, call 311 or report a violation online.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Report a Smoke-Free Air Act violation via 311Online
Smoke- Free Air Act Information (in PDF)



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