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Monthly Archives: December 2009

H1N1 Pediatric Vaccine Voluntary Recall Posted on Dec 16

Before drug manufacturers ship vaccines to distributors they, along with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), always test them to determine that they meet all safety and efficacy standards. As part of its quality assurance program, manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur, performs additional routine, ongoing tests of   …Continue Reading H1N1 Pediatric Vaccine Voluntary Recall

Esclarecimento sobre problemas de saúde pré-existentes e a vacina H1N1 Posted on Dec 15

Esclarecimento sobre problemas de saúde pré-existentes e a vacina H1N1

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Pessoal: Na semana passada anunciamos que o governo começou a distribuição da vacina H1N1 para pessoas de até 64 anos de idade com problemas de saúde   …Continue Reading Esclarecimento sobre problemas de saúde pré-existentes e a vacina H1N1

Achieving a Healthy Weight in 2010 Posted on Dec 15

Achieving a Healthy Weight in 2010

  Kara Ghiringhelli, Department of Public Health   Kara is a Nutrition Education Specialist at DPH As I ring in each New Year with friends and family I often think about what changes I would like to make in the upcoming year. Like most of   …Continue Reading Achieving a Healthy Weight in 2010

Una aclaración sobre las enfermedades subyacentes Posted on Dec 14

Una aclaración sobre las enfermedades subyacentes

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Como anunciamos la semana pasada, el Estado ha empezado a distribuir la vacuna H1N1 para personas de hasta 64 años de edad con problemas de salud   …Continue Reading Una aclaración sobre las enfermedades subyacentes

Weekly Flu Report: December 10, 2009 Posted on Dec 10

Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 12_10_09 (Download PDF Weekly Report 12_10_09) As you can see in this week's report, the amount of flu-like illness in the state has been downgraded from "Widespread" to "Regional" activity. While this is certainly encouraging news, there's no way to tell   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report: December 10, 2009

Clarification of Underlying Health Conditions Posted on Dec 10

As we announced last week, the state is starting to provide H1N1 vaccine for people up to the age of 64 with underlying health conditions that put them at special risk for complications from the flu. These conditions include: Chronic lung disease. Such as asthma,   …Continue Reading Clarification of Underlying Health Conditions

Spreading the joys of winter bicycling! Posted on Dec 8

Spreading the joys of winter bicycling!

Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH and is curious about winter bicycling…  Yes, I said it.  Bicycling in the winter.  In New England.  It’s possible…. well, so I’ve heard.  This is something I haven’t ventured   …Continue Reading Spreading the joys of winter bicycling!

H1N1 Nasal Spray Vaccine Safety Concerns Posted on Dec 4

As of this week, we have received more than 1.5 million doses of H1N1 vaccine in the state. Like every other state, more than 1 out of every 5 doses we receive is in the nasal spray (sometimes called LAIV for Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine)   …Continue Reading H1N1 Nasal Spray Vaccine Safety Concerns

Actualización sobre la vacuna H1N1 Posted on Dec 4

Actualización sobre la vacuna H1N1

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Desde el principio de la temporada de gripe, las cantidades limitadas de vacuna H1N1 en Massachusetts se habían reservado para personas en particular riesgo de contraer   …Continue Reading Actualización sobre la vacuna H1N1

Informação sobre a vacina H1N1 Posted on Dec 4

Informação sobre a vacina H1N1

Posted by: Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department. Olá, gente: Desde o início da temporada da gripe, as doses limitadas da vacina H1N1 tinham sido reservadas para pessoas com alto risco de pegar a   …Continue Reading Informação sobre a vacina H1N1