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Massachusetts public health officials confirm case of monkeypox 

5/18/2022 Department of Public Health

The confirmed case poses no risk to the general public

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Baker-Polito administration encourages COVID-19 vaccination and boosters at family-friendly events during April school vacation week  

4/13/2022 Department of Public Health

Local Massachusetts businesses to offer giveaways, COVID-19 vaccines

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Baker-Polito administration awards additional $4.5 million for COVID-19 vaccine equity efforts 

4/08/2022 Department of Public Health

Funding supports ongoing efforts to increase awareness and access to vaccines in communities hardest hit by the pandemic

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Pricing Transparency Provisions of An Act Promoting a Resilient Health Care System that Puts Patients First (“Patients First”) 

3/11/2022 Department of Public Health

Learn more about provisions in “Patients First” – a new law which requires your health care provider to give you more information about charges for hospital stays, medical procedures, health care services, or referrals.

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Department of Public Health updates COVID-19 death definition 

3/10/2022 Department of Public Health

Revised data capture more accurately the acute impact of COVID in the Commonwealth

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Massachusetts cases of Salmonella linked to dog treats 

2/16/2022 Department of Public Health

Consumers advised to dispose of “Dog Gone Dog Treats” to prevent illness

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Margret Cooke Appointed Commissioner of Public Health 

2/07/2022 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Other personnel appointments include new Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner

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Baker-Polito administration awards additional $13.5 million for COVID-19 vaccine equity efforts 

1/13/2022 Department of Public Health

Funding builds on ongoing efforts to increase awareness and access to vaccines in communities hardest hit by the pandemic

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Baker-Polito Administration Secures Contract for 26 Million Rapid Antigen Tests 

1/11/2022 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Tool for Residents to Access COVID-19 Digital Vaccine Card 

1/10/2022 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

“My Vax Records” Provides New Option to Access Vaccine History and QR Code to Verify COVID-19 Vaccination

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Department of Public Health launches new quit smoking public awareness campaign 

12/29/2021 Department of Public Health

‘Take the First Step’ connects residents with specially trained quit coaches

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