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A Healthy Start Begins With On-Time Vaccination Posted on Aug 13

A Healthy Start Begins With On-Time Vaccination

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. The purpose of NIAM is to celebrate the benefits of vaccination and to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Vaccinating children   …Continue Reading A Healthy Start Begins With On-Time Vaccination

Highlights of the August 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Aug 8

The August monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included votes on three pending amendments to public health regulations. First, the Council received a request to promulgate amendments to 105 CMR 120.000, The Control of Radiation. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the   …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 8th Public Health Council Meeting

A Healthy Start: Pregnancy and Vaccines Posted on Aug 6

A Healthy Start: Pregnancy and Vaccines

Vaccines are an important component of a healthy pregnancy and there are a few things to you need to know to protect yourself and your baby from vaccine-preventable diseases. Women should be up to date on their vaccines before becoming pregnant, and should receive vaccines   …Continue Reading A Healthy Start: Pregnancy and Vaccines

Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases Posted on Jul 30

Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

It’s Back To School season so make sure your child is up to date on all recommended vaccines. Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly   …Continue Reading Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

Work Outside? 7 Tips for Tick Safety This Summer Posted on Jul 25

Work Outside? 7 Tips for Tick Safety This Summer

Ticks are tiny bugs most likely found in shady, damp, brushy, wooded or grassy areas. If you work outdoors in any of these types of environments, you could be at risk of tick bites and the illnesses they can cause. The good news is that   …Continue Reading Work Outside? 7 Tips for Tick Safety This Summer

Highlights of the July 11th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jul 11

The July monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included two Determination of Need (DON) requests followed by a series of informational presentations from DPH subject matter experts. First, the Council took up a DON request from Sunbridge Healthcare, LLC for a substantial capital expenditure   …Continue Reading Highlights of the July 11th Public Health Council Meeting

Tracking the Latest Environmental Health Trends in MA Posted on Jun 19

Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is a program that brings together environmental health data to inform residents about health and the environment in their community and throughout the state. Our program, now 16 years old, has a wealth of environmental health information available and   …Continue Reading Tracking the Latest Environmental Health Trends in MA

Highlights of the June 13th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jun 13

The June monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included a Determination of Need request, updates on the status of preliminary and final public health regulations, and an informational presentation from DPH staff. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need request from Massachusetts General   …Continue Reading Highlights of the June 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, May 18, 2018 Posted on May 18

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness decreased over the past seven days. You can view the report here.

Weekly Flu Report, May 11, 2018 Posted on May 11

Rates of flu-like illness ticked slightly upward in the past seven days as compared to the previous week, according to the latest weekly flu report. You can view the report here.