Recent Press Releases

December 9, 2022
Health Department Issues a Commissioner’s Advisory As NYC Faces High Levels of COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV

December 6, 2022
Provisional NYC Suicide Death Data Remains Consistent with Pre-Pandemic Data

November 29, 2022
Health Department Releases 2021 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, Commemorates 2022 World AIDS Day

November 23, 2022
This Holiday, Gather Safely, Eat Well, Be Healthy!

November 21, 2022
What to Know About RSV and Other Respiratory Viruses

November 4, 2022
NYC Sexual Health Clinics Are Back and Better

November 1, 2022
Mayor Adams, Health Commissioner Vasan Announce Opening of Abortion Access hub to Ensure NYC Remains Safe Haven for Abortion Care

October 31, 2022
Health Department Commemorates 20-Year Anniversary of New York City Community Health Survey (CHS)

October 28, 2022
City Opens More Than 24,000 MPV Vaccination Appointments

October 17, 2022
Health Department Releases New Data on Smoking Inequities in NYC

October 5, 2022
City Expands Eligibility for Monkeypox (MPV) Vaccination and Opens More Than 30,000 New Appointments

October 3, 2022
It’s Time To Get Your Flu Shot and Your COVID-19 Booster – Get Both in One Appointment

September 16, 2022
Health Department Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Public Health Corps

September 15, 2022
City Shortens Second Dose Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility to 28-Day Interval; Will Open Over 50,000 New Appointments

September 9, 2022
NYC to Vaccinate Racoons Against Rabies in Citywide

September 8, 2022
City Opens New Bronx Monkeypox Vaccination Site as 16,000 More Appointments Go Online

September 15, 2022
City Opens Second Dose Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility to 28-Day Interval

September 1, 2022
City to Begin Offering Second Doses on Monkeypox Vaccine to New Yorkers and Expand Eligibility to Sex Workers

August 23, 2022
City to Adopt New Intradermal Monkeypox Vaccination Strategy to Reach More New Yorkers

August 18, 2022
Health Department Releases Monkeypox Vaccination Demographic Data and Launches Enhanced Community Outreach

August 16, 2022
West Nile Virus Detected in Record Number of Mosquitoes Two Human Cases Reported

August 12, 2022
More Than 9,000 Additional Monkeypox Vaccine Appointments to Become Available at 10 A.M., August 13

August 12, 2022
NYSDOH and NYCDOHMH Wastewater Monitoring Identifies Polio in New York City and Urge Unvaccinated New Yorkers to Get Vaccinated Now

August 10, 2022
Health Department Celebrates National Farmers Market Week with the Return of Nutritious and Delicious Cooking Workshop

August 5, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams Takes Action to Curb Opioid Overdoses by Expanding Access to Tools to Test for Fentanyl, Other Lethal Substances

August 3, 2022
Health Department Provides Update on Next Round of Monkeypox Vaccine Strategy

August 3, 2022
Health Department Celebrates Unveiling of New Mental Health Mural

July 21, 2022
Health Department Announces Latest Distribution of Monkeypox Vaccine

July 20, 2022
NYC Health Department on Most Recent Monkeypox Vaccine Allocation

July 18, 2022
Mayor Adams Announces City Expansion of Mental Health Helpline NYC Well, Strengthening Foundation for Federal 988 Crisis Line

July 15, 2022
NYC Health Department on Monkeypox Vaccination Strategy and Prioritization of First Doses

July 14, 2022
Health Department Announces New Details of Monkeypox Vaccine Strategy

July, 13, 2022
Mayor Adams Opens New, Innovative Behavioral Health Facility for New Yorkers Experiencing Mental Illness

July 11, 2022
Health Department Announces Next Allocation of Monkeypox Vaccine and the Opening of New Appointments

July 6, 2022
Health Department Announces Next Phase of Monkeypox Vaccine Strategy

July 6, 2022
DOHMH and NYCEDC Break Ground on State-of-the-Art New York City Public Health Laboratory

July 1, 2022
Leave Fireworks to the Pros – the 4th is a Time for Elation, Not the Emergency Room

June 24, 2022
Health Department Celebrates 2022 Pride

June 23, 2022
Health Department Launches Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic for People Who May Have Been Exposed to Monkeypox

June 17, 2022
Health Department Closes Investigation of Highbridge Legionnaires' Disease Cluster

June 17, 2022
Mayor Adams, Health Commissioner Dr. Vasan Announces New York City's Plans for COVID-19 Baby Vaccine Rollout

June 16, 2022
Health Department Releases Report on Heat-Related Mortality in New York City

June 15, 2022
Health Department to Conduct First Aerial Larviciding of the Mosquito Season to Marshes and other Nonresidential Areas of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island

June 13, 2022
Show Your Pride and Stay Healthy, Says Health Department

June 2, 2022
Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases as Summer Approaches

June 1, 2022
The Health Department Urges New Yorkers to Get Back to Getting Screened for Cancer

June 1, 2022
Health Department Providers Update on Community Cluster of Legionnaires' Disease in the Highbridge Neighborhood in the Bronx

May 26, 2022
Health Department Update on Person Diagnosed with Presumed Monkeypox in New York City

May 25, 2022
Health Department Provides Update on Community Cluster of Legionnaires' Disease in the Highbridge Neighborhood in the Bronx

May 24, 2022
TRANSCRIPT: Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan's Mental Health Agenda Vision Speech (PDF)

May 23, 2022
City Launches New Mental Health Treatment Pilot ‘Connect’

May 23, 2022
Children Ages 5 to 11 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

May 20, 2022
Health Department Investigating a Community Cluster of Legionnaires' Disease in the Highbridge Neighborhood in the Bronx

May 19, 2022
Health Department Investigating Possible Monkeypox Case in New York City

April 28, 2022
Health Department Reminds Parents to Maintain Routine Childhood Vaccinations for National Infant Immunization Week

April 22, 2022
To Mark Earth Day Health Department Releases Report on Improvements in Citywide Air Quality

April 14, 2022
Overdose Continues to Rise in NYC as Harm Reduction Programming Scales Up

April 13, 2022
City Urges New Yorkers to Take Steps to Prevent Window Falls

April 13, 2022
Wellness Suites Reopen and Welcome the Community Back at Neighborhood Health Action Centers

April 5, 2022
Health Commissioner Alerts Providers About COVID-19 Treatment

April 1, 2022
Mayor Adams Announces NYC Will Serve up Healthier Meals With Enhanced Food Standards

March 24, 2022
Health Department Honors World Tuberculosis Day: 5% Decrease in Cases Since 2019

March 23, 2022
Mayor Adams Takes Action to Reduce Maternal and Infant Health Inequities by Expanding Access to Doulas and Midwives

March 14, 2022
Health Authorities from Eight Countries Join City to Call on G20 Nations to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines Equitably

March 4, 2022
City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Has Prevented an Estimated 48,000 Deaths, 300,000 Hospitalizations, and 1.9 Million Cases

February 18, 2022
Health Department Releases Data on Effectiveness of Anti-Smoking Efforts and Launches Campaign

February 10, 2022
Health Department Announces Opportunity for Green Cart and Seasonal Food Cart or Truck Permits

February 3, 2022
New York State Department of Health and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Announce New Study Results on COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage in People Living With Diagnosed HIV

February 2, 2022
Health Department Reports Increases in Gonorrhea and Syphilis Among Females in First Half of 2021 Compared to First Half of 2019

January 21, 2022
Reminder to New Yorkers: Go Get Your Flu Shot