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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Weekly Flu Report: October 22, 2009 Posted on Oct 22

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 10_22_09 (Download PDF Weekly Report 10_22_09)   As the flu situation throughout the state continues to change more and more rapidly, we will be posting to this blog more frequently in order to continue to share the most up to date   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: October 22, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine and Prisons: Setting the Record Straight Posted on Oct 21

H1N1 Vaccine and Prisons: Setting the Record Straight

Posted by: Commissioner John Auerbach, Department of Public Health You have probably seen the incorrect media reports stating that the Department of Public Health intends to make the H1N1 vaccine available to prison inmates before it is available to members of the general public.  These   …Continue Reading H1N1 Vaccine and Prisons: Setting the Record Straight

Is “cooling down” just a bunch of hot air? Posted on Oct 20

Is “cooling down” just a bunch of hot air?

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH. Hmmm…. in my previous life I was an exercise scientist and master trainer and I’ll admit, I warned all of my clients about the dangers of not cooling down   …Continue Reading Is “cooling down” just a bunch of hot air?

Vaccine Update Posted on Oct 19

We have received many phone calls and comments on this blog from people across the Commonwealth who have been unable to locate the H1N1 and Seasonal flu vaccines. We understand — and share — in this frustration and would like to provide some general information   …Continue Reading Vaccine Update

La gripe en televisión y radio Posted on Oct 19

La gripe en televisión y radio

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Hace un par de semanas le dije que continuaríamos trayéndole información sobre la gripe. También hace algunas semanas estuvimos con nuestra amiga, Verónica Robles, hablando sobre   …Continue Reading La gripe en televisión y radio

Weekly Flu Report, October 15th: A New Flu Season Begins Posted on Oct 16

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 10_15_09 (Download PDF Weekly Report 10_15_2009)   This week’s flu report marks the official beginning of the 2009-2010 flu season, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control for flu reporting purposes.   As we begin this new flu season,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 15th: A New Flu Season Begins

Weekly Flu Report: October 15, 2009 Posted on Oct 15

First, a brief programming note: the Weekly Flu Report that usually appears in this space on Thursdays is slightly delayed this week, and will be posted here tomorrow. In the meantime, we wanted to take a few minutes to talk about how seasonal and H1N1 vaccines make their way   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: October 15, 2009

Desacreditando os mitos sobre a vacina contra a gripe H1N1 Posted on Oct 14

No passado domingo, 11 de outubro, o Diretor da divisão de doenças contagiosas do hospital Children’s Hospital Philadelphia e autor de “Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine and the Search for a Cure”, Paul A. Offit, publicou uma coluna na seção de opinião do   …Continue Reading Desacreditando os mitos sobre a vacina contra a gripe H1N1

Desacreditando los mitos sobre la vacuna contra la gripe H1N1 Posted on Oct 14

El domingo pasado (11 de octubre), el jefe de la división de enfermedades infecciosas del hospital Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia y autor de “Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine and the Search for a Cure”, Paul A. Offit, publicó una columna en la sección   …Continue Reading Desacreditando los mitos sobre la vacuna contra la gripe H1N1