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Monthly Archives: October 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Safety: Debunking the Myths Posted on Oct 13

This past Sunday (October 11th), Paul A. Offit, chief of the infectious diseases division of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and author of “Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine and the Search for a Cure”, published an Op-Ed in The New York Times titled   …Continue Reading H1N1 Vaccine Safety: Debunking the Myths

The NEW and Improved WIC Food Package–Food Messages Anyone Can Use! Posted on Oct 13

The NEW and Improved WIC Food Package–Food Messages Anyone Can Use!

 Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health   Kara Ghiringhelli is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH The federally-funded Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program, better known in the community as WIC, is making history! This month, the WIC Program has expanded the foods it offers   …Continue Reading The NEW and Improved WIC Food Package–Food Messages Anyone Can Use!

Últimas notícias sobre a vacina contra a gripe H1N1 Posted on Oct 9

Até hoje, 9 de outubro, todos os hospitais e centros de saúde comunitários de Massachusetts, muitas clínicas pediátricas e alguns obstetras terão recebido uma quantidade pequena de vacinas contra a gripe H1N1. Essas vacinas só representam 3% do total que esperamos receber durante o restante   …Continue Reading Últimas notícias sobre a vacina contra a gripe H1N1

Últimas noticias sobre la vacuna contra la gripe H1N1 Posted on Oct 9

Hasta hoy, 9 de octubre, todos los hospitales y centros de salud comunitarios de Massachusetts, muchos pediatras y algunos obstetras habrán recibido una cantidad pequeña de dosis de la vacuna contra la influenza H1N1. Estas cantidades sólo representan un 3% del total que esperamos recibir   …Continue Reading Últimas noticias sobre la vacuna contra la gripe H1N1

Weekly Flu Report: October 8, 2009 Posted on Oct 8

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report_10_08_2009 (PDF)   By the end of this week (October 9th), all Massachusetts hospitals and community health centers, many pediatric care providers, and some obstetric care providers will have received small quantities of H1N1 vaccine. However, these quantities represent only 3% of   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: October 8, 2009

Another Informational Resource About H1N1 (Swine) Flu Posted on Oct 7

As flu season gets underway, we continue to post the latest information and updates here on our blog as well as at www.mass.gov/flu. But we also want to let folks know about another valuable place on the web to stay up to date on what's   …Continue Reading Another Informational Resource About H1N1 (Swine) Flu

International Walk to School day… Posted on Oct 6

International Walk to School day…

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH.  …. is tomorrow!  Do you remember walking to school while you were growing up?  I was fortunate enough to live in an urban-ish kind of neighborhood where masses of kids   …Continue Reading International Walk to School day…

Providers Across the State Receive First H1N1 Vaccine Shipments Faster Than Expected Posted on Oct 6

Although the H1N1 vaccine became available (and orders were placed) only late last week, we were very excited to learn that MA providers had already received their first shipments of H1N1 vaccine yesterday.  This was much faster than we anticipated, and it is great news.    …Continue Reading Providers Across the State Receive First H1N1 Vaccine Shipments Faster Than Expected

State Health Officials Announce Death in Massachusetts Related to H1N1 (Swine) Flu Posted on Oct 2

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the death of a 55 year-old female from Middlesex County related to H1N1. The patient had multiple underlying health conditions.   “It is with great sadness that we have learned of the first death of a   …Continue Reading State Health Officials Announce Death in Massachusetts Related to H1N1 (Swine) Flu

Statewide Flu Summit Webcast Posted on Oct 2

The webcast of this weeks Statewide Conference on H1N1 Influenza – including all breakout and question and answer sessions — is now available online.  You will be prompted to register in order to view all of the materials and video footage. The webcast will be archived online for 12 months.