Archive for the ‘Emergency Preparedness’ Category.
Before volunteers leave for Haiti, you should already be up to date on
your regular vaccinations such as MMR, DPT, polio, etc., and at
minimum, get vaccinations for:
All of these vaccinations are normally available from your State for
FREE, and all you have to do is walk into a clinic.
You also should have malaria prophylactics, and if at all possible
typhoid vaccination, which may or may not be available.
For New York, call the New York City Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene’s Immunization Hotline at (212) 676-2323. They’ll give you
your closest clinic. If you say you’re going to Haiti, they’ll say we
don’t do travel vaccinations. Just tell them clearly that you need
these above, and they should tell you where to go.
And also ReliefWeb’s guidance for relief workers:
8th Sept, 2009, New York: Volunteers are needed to inform the members of the community of the National Preparedness efforts by the Homeland Security and how one can participate. Please call 888-243-1690, if you want to volunteer, in the National Preparedness Month with the Homeland Security.
Message from Homeland Security
“This month, we ask all Americans to visit Ready.gov to learn what they can do to help their families, businesses and communities stay safe during an emergency—whether it be hurricanes like Katrina, the fires we are fighting in California or pandemic influenza.”
Continue reading ‘Volunteers Needed:September National Preparedness Month-Message from Homeland Security’ »
26th April, 2009: Answers to questions on what, where and how, the Swine Flue impacts us are answered below by the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for Principals. Continue reading ‘Action Alert: Update on Swine Flue’ »