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Recall of Pediatric H1N1 Vaccine Does Not Affect Patients Vaccinated by Cambridge Public Health Department or the Cambridge Health Alliance

December 16, 2009

Recall of pediatric H1N1 vaccine does not affect those vaccinated by the Cambridge Public Health Department or the Cambridge Health Alliance.


1,350 people get flu vaccinations at Tobin School

October 29, 2009

On Saturday, Oct. 17, the Cambridge Public Health Department hosted the largest flu clinic ever held in the city. In just over two hours, staff and volunteers vaccinated 1,350 adults and children at the Tobin School. The clinic, codenamed Operation Granger, also served as a real-world demonstration of a mass dispensing operation. Local health care providers and Medical Reserve Corps volunteers were mobilized and trained onsite to provide vaccines safely and efficiently to a large number of people.


Cambridge Flu Clinics Postponed due to Vaccine Shipping Delays

October 20, 2009

The Cambridge Public Health Department announced on Oct. 20 that its remaining flu clinics have been postponed due to national shipping delays of injectable seasonal flu vaccine. Since Oct. 8, the department has vaccinated about 2,500 people at flu clinics held at senior apartment complexes, the North Cambridge Senior Center, the Cambridge Hospital, and the Tobin School.


"Family Friendly" Flu Clinic on Oct. 17 at the Tobin School

October 9, 2009

The Cambridge Public Health Department is hosting a special "family friendly" flu clinic on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Tobin School in West Cambridge. Adults and children (age 2 or older) can receive free seasonal flu vaccine at this clinic. FluMist will be available to healthy children with no history of wheezing.


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 25, 2009

A candlelight vigil will be held on the steps of Cambridge City Hall at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 in observance of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


Cambridge Flu Clinics to Begin Oct. 8

September 25, 2009

Very young children, seniors, and people with chronic illness can become seriously ill if they catch seasonal flu. The most effective way for residents to protect themselves and their loved ones from this virus is by getting an annual flu shot.


Flu Information Session Oct. 1

September 21, 2009

The Cambridge Public Health Department is hosting a flu information session for Cambridge residents and workers on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Family YMCA theatre, 820 Massachusetts Ave., in Central Square.


Cambridge Trans Fat Ban Took Effect July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009

CAMBRIDGE - Nearly 1,000 Cambridge businesses, institutions, and agencies that serve prepared foods will be impacted by the city's trans fat regulation that took effect July 1. Starting this month, Cambridge food service establishments are no longer permitted to fry or grill with products containing artificial trans fat, or use these products as a spread.


Public Comment on Biosafety Regulation Extended to July 31

June 18, 2009

The Cambridge Public Health Department is accepting public comment on the proposed Cambridge biosafety regulation until 5 p.m., Friday, July 31.


21 Confirmed Cases of H1N1 (Swine Flu) in Cambridge Residents

June 8, 2009

The Cambridge Public Health Department announced today that a total of 21 Cambridge residents have tested positive for the H1N1 (swine flu) virus since April.


Public Hearing on Forthcoming Biosafety Regulation

June 1, 2009

The Cambridge Public Health Department is holding a public hearing on the forthcoming Cambridge biosafety regulation and the associated Cambridge Biosafety Committee Policies and Procedures document on Thursday, June 18 from 2:30 p.m.Ė4 p.m. in the Sullivan Chamber at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave.


Cambridge Celebrates Menís Health Month

May 29, 2009

The Cambridge Public Health Department and community partners will host a series of events this June to celebrate Menís Health Month.


Cambridge Fitness Brothers Starts June 1

May 22, 2009

The Menís Health League in Cambridge is recruiting teams of men for its Fitness Brothers program.


Six Confirmed Cases of H1N1 (Swine Flu) in Cambridge Residents

May 20, 2009

The Cambridge Public Health Department announced today two additional cases of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) in Cambridge residents. A total of six Cambridge residents have tested positive for the H1N1 virus since April.


Four Confirmed Cases of H1N1 (Swine Flu) in Cambridge Residents

May 19, 2009

The Cambridge Public Health Department announced today one additional case of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) in a Cambridge resident. A total of four Cambridge residents have tested positive for the H1N1 virus since April.


First Confirmed Case of H1N1 Flu in a Cambridge Resident

May 8, 2009

The Cambridge Public Health Department announced today the first confirmed case of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) in a Cambridge resident.


Guest commentary: Why kids should stay home from school if they have the flu

May 8, 2009

As a city, we have watched the H1N1 flu pandemic unfold. We watched on television as residents of urban and rural areas of Mexico wore masks, were sent home from school and work, got ill, and mostly recovered. Now is our opportunity to demonstrate good personal health and public health habits in our community, and minimize the impact of the H1N1 virus here in Cambridge and the rest of Massachusetts.


Health Department Recognizes Trans Fat Free Restaurants

March 1, 2009

The Cambridge Public Health Department invites local food service establishments that have voluntarily phased out artificial trans fat-or never used it-to apply for a "trans fat free" decal from the public health department. Those who send in an application will also be listed on the department's "Who Is Trans Fat Free?" web page.


Health Department helps parents care for toddlersí teeth

February 1, 2009

Lefevre, a dental hygienist and coordinator of the departmentís Healthy Smiles program, was visiting the playgroup to talk about how to care for baby teeth and to screen the childrenís teeth for visible signs of decay.


Health Department and American Stroke Association Kick Off Campaign To Raise Awareness About Stroke Among Cambridge African-Americans

January 21, 2009

While stroke is the third leading cause of death for all Americans, African Americans suffer more strokes than people of other races and ethnicities. They also have higher rates of hypertension and diabetes, both major risk factors for stroke.


Test Your Home for Radon Gas during National Radon Action Month

January 1, 2009

Test Your Home for Radon Gas during National Radon Action Month

MEDIA CONTACT

Suzy Feinberg, MPH
Public Information Officer
617-665-3833
sfeinberg@challiance.org


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