In many cities and towns across Massachusetts, local public health and school officials are working together on various ways they might use school facilities to adminster flu vaccine to students. Yesterday, CDC released a very useful series of tools and resources to help in that planning process. There's a whole range of materials and templates here for everyone who might be involved in planning for school-based vaccination — from state and local public health leaders, to educational staff and school nurses.
More guidance documents are expected from CDC this week, this time related to H1N1 (swine) flu planning for small businesses. Keep an eye on this space for more details.
The Importance of Hand Washing! posted on Nov 30
I spent the weekend preparing the house for Thanksgiving. In a drawer, I came across a bar of soap in the shape of a duck that I had received years ago. I had never used it because it wasn’t scented and it seemed too cute …Continue Reading The Importance of Hand Washing!
Weekly Flu Report, November 27, 2015 posted on Nov 27
Rates of flu-like illness remain at low levels in the Commonwealth, according to the latest weekly flu report. We can expect these numbers to rise in the weeks and months ahead, however, so now’s the time to get your flu shot if you haven’t done …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 27, 2015
Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting posted on Nov 23
“Since passage of the Massachusetts Act to Relative to Needlestick Injury Prevention, measurable progress has been made, but significant work remains in our efforts to eradicate preventable sharps injuries. Unfortunately, healthcare workers continue to bear the brunt of the burden of these potentially life-changing exposures. …Continue Reading Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting