Niagara County Department of Health Provides Breastfeeding and Baby Changing Station and COVID-19 Vaccine at Niagara County Fair
The Niagara County Department of Health will once again provide a breastfeeding and baby changing station at the Niagara County Fair. “Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has donated the space for the Breastfeeding and Baby Changing Station. Fairgoers should look for the easily-recognizable blue trailer, located next to the fairgrounds brick administration building.” said Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton, and continued, “Providing a cool and quiet space for breastfeeding mothers and babies, as well as an accessible changing area for all parents and children, supports the health and wellbeing of our community,”
The breastfeeding station has a temperature-controlled refrigerator for mothers to store breastmilk, a sink for washing hands, power outlets for expressing breastmilk and air conditioning. A dual changing station is available to all families, separate from the private breastfeeding area. Mothers are welcome to nurse their children under the shade of our blue trailer, and we encourage the public to visit the station to learn more about the many benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby.
Information regarding the many services offered by the Department will also be available at our station. “We encourage everyone to visit us at the fair to learn more about how we promote and protect the health and safety of Niagara County residents and visitors,” said Mr. Stapleton. Over the course of the fair, public health professionals will be available to discuss topics such as lead prevention, rabies prevention, immunizations, chronic disease reduction, breastfeeding support, services for children with functional needs, and public health emergency preparedness.
NCDOH will offer COVID-19 vaccination each day; all first, second and booster doses will be available. All individuals 6 months and older are now eligible for vaccination. “Although we encourage people to visit our website to register in advance, walk-ins are welcome,” said Tracy Fricano Chalmers, Director of Public Health Planning and Emergency Preparedness. “We are hoping that fairgoers will take advantage of this convenient opportunity to get vaccinated and protect themselves, their family, and their community,” Ms. Fricano Chalmers added. Registration links are available via the Vaccination Clinic schedule found at: https://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Vaccine