Post Content

In this Sunday's Boston Globe, Stephen Smith's article "A day in the life of a pandemic" tells the story of how the Department of Public Health tackles the complicated and difficult process of disseminating doses of H1N1 vaccine to doctor’s offices, health centers and hospitals across the state. Last Thursday, Smith had the unique opportunity to observe this task he called “equal parts science and art, supply and demand” firsthand when the state received word that we were being allocated another 60,000 doses of vaccine.

The article goes on to further explain the distribution process, highlighting the importance of matching the correct vaccine formulations with the appropriate patient populations. Smith also spoke with staff at the pediatric office of Mass. General West Medical Group in Waltham to get their perspective on the H1N1 vaccine situation.

We encourage everyone to read the article in full at, http://tinyurl.com/bglobevaccine

Please remember that while we encourage all residents to utilize the comments section on this blog, DPH will no longer be able to respond to specific questions and comments.

Written By:


Communications Office

Recent Posts

Weekly Flu Report, May 22, 2015 posted on May 22

Rates of flu-like illness continued to decline during the last 7 days, as noted in the latest weekly flu report which can be viewed here.

Easy Summer Kebabs for the Whole Family! posted on May 22

Easy Summer Kebabs for the Whole Family!

By Lauren Miller, Dietetic Intern, Tufts University Summer is a chance to relax with family and friends, while having fun, sharing stories, listening to music, and enjoying food together. Warm weather and sunshine bring cookouts and mouth-watering food from the grill! Burgers, hot dogs, chicken,   …Continue Reading Easy Summer Kebabs for the Whole Family!

Sharing the Massachusetts Approach to Fighting a National Epidemic posted on May 21

Today I had the distinct pleasure of appearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at a hearing entitled “What are the State Governments Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?”.  It was an honor   …Continue Reading Sharing the Massachusetts Approach to Fighting a National Epidemic