Posts tagged ‘Emergency Preparedness’

Thinking About Volunteering in Haiti? Get Your Vaccinations Now.

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:
Tetanus
Hepatitis A
H1N1

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:
http://reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/DKAN-7ZRPHT?OpenDocument

Sikh Aid: A Guide for Parents on “Flu” by CDC

29th April 2009:  Below is an essential guide recommended for parents by the Center For Disease Control. 
We advise the readers to
1) Print the Guide for Parents and place it in the local Gurdwaras

2) Address the sangat on what this and what precautions need to be taken by parents.

Prabhjit Singh
UNITED SIKHS
Sikh-Aid Coordinator, Southern Region

prabhjit.singh@unitedsikhs.org Continue reading ‘Sikh Aid: A Guide for Parents on “Flu” by CDC’ »

Swine Flu: New Jersey: DHSS sends health alert to NJ schools and child care settings

April 27, 2009, New Jersey: The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has sent a health alert to New Jersey schools and child care settings asking them to be on increased watch for influenza-like cases in the upcoming weeks. Continue reading ‘Swine Flu: New Jersey: DHSS sends health alert to NJ schools and child care settings’ »

Action Alert: Update on Swine Flue

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’ »