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.
Highlights of the August 23rd Public Health Council Meeting posted on Aug 23
This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of Determination of Need (DoN) requests, informational updates on the status of various pending amendments to regulations, final votes on other amendments to regulations, and a pair of informational presentations on pressing public health …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 23rd Public Health Council Meeting
Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines! posted on Aug 22
Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases? There …Continue Reading Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines!
Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month! posted on Aug 15
National Breastfeeding Month is here, and Massachusetts is joining the celebration— Governor Baker has proclaimed August 2016 Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month! Promoting and supporting breastfeeding is a key priority for health care providers and the Department of Public Health. Breastfeeding protects against infection, promotes a healthy …Continue Reading Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month!