This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included two informational briefings from Department staff and a final vote on proposed amendments to regulations.
First, the Council took up for consideration a final vote on proposed regulation 105 CMR 432.000: Minimum Requirements for Personal Flotation Devices for Minor Children at Municipal and Recreational Programs or Camps. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the proposed regulation.
Next, leadership from the Department’s Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management provided briefing on preparations for the 2017 Running of the Boston Marathon.
Finally, the Council heard an informational presentation on US military culture from DPH staff who have served in our armed forces, to help promote awareness and understanding of the perspective of veterans and inform the development of DPH programs and services to meet their needs.
Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time! posted on Apr 24
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 22-29, 2017. One of the …Continue Reading Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time!
Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017 posted on Apr 21
The latest weekly flu report shows a drop in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past seven days. Even so, we can expect flu to continue to circulate in our communities well into spring – so it’s not too late to get a flu shot …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017
Weekly Flu Report, April 14, 2017 posted on Apr 14
The latest weekly flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth – an indication that flu is unpredictable and that flu season isn’t quite over yet. The good news is that there is still plenty of flu vaccine available if you …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 14, 2017