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    Kitten in Autauga County tests positive for rabies; vaccination for pets urged 

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has confirmed that a young kitten developed rabies, subsequently died, and tested positive for...

    February 2023 health department scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Health and graded on every aspect of the business.  Below are...

    ADPH recognizes Black History Month

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Black History Month is observed each February. It is a time to recognize the struggles - and celebrate the accomplishments -...

    January 2023 food establishment scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each month, food establishments are inspected by the Alabama Department of Public Health and graded on every aspect of the business. Below...

    Autism Spectrum Disorder Identification Cards issued at county health departments

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Imagine you hear loud sirens, see bright lights, and are stopped by a law enforcement officer while driving alone. Imagine that...

    AL Children’s Health Insurance Program celebrates silver anniversary

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) Program is celebrating 25 years of serving Alabama children and teens with high quality, low-cost health...

    Alabama mom uses Count the Kicks app, saves her baby’s life

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Shamari Cooke never expected that downloading a free app called Count the Kicks to track her baby’s movements during pregnancy would...

    COVID-19 testing no longer mandated for flights to the U.S., but testing and avoiding...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Travelers returning to the United States from foreign countries by air this summer are relieved of one requirement. The Centers for...

    Alabama Department of Public Health issues 2022 Fish Consumption Advisories

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) annually updates fish consumption advisories based on data collected the preceding fall by the...

    ADPH provides information regarding infant formula shortages

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program realizes the challenges that many families are facing...

    ADPH observes Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2022

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is participating in the annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 23-29, 2022, an...

    Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose for children 5-11 now authorized, recommendations updated

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Children ages 5 - 11 are now authorized to receive a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least five months...

    As infant formula shortage continues, Alabama pediatricians advise against diluting infant formula

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- News reports abound about the current shortage of infant formula facing families across the nation and in Alabama, due to supply...

    Investigations of nine young children with adenovirus are underway

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Since November 2021, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in collaboration with pediatric healthcare providers including hospitals who treat children...

    Funding made available for shade structures at Alabama Title I schools, applications invited

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in...

    Test to Treat improves access and speed of COVID-19 treatments

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Timely testing and treatment of COVID-19 helps reduce hospitalizations and can be lifesaving by starting oral antivirals for patients who test...

    Second COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorized for individuals ages 50 and older and higher-risk individuals

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Protection offered by COVID-19 vaccine decreases over time, and the Alabama Department of Public Health cautions that even in times of...

    CDC offers new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Calculator for the public

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 have declined greatly in Alabama. However, it is unknown if the BA.2 subvariant or other...

    CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels help determine prevention steps

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html) is a new tool to help communities decide what...

    CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels help determine prevention steps

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html) is a new tool to help communities decide what...

    CDC revises optimal interval for some individuals to receive second COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - After a thorough evaluation of the latest safety and effectiveness data and evidence from hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines safely...

    Pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations are at record high in Alabama, immediate measures necessary

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Hospitalizations of children in Alabama due to COVID-19 are at a record high, and immediate measures should be taken to reduce...

    COVID-19 boosters now authorized for ages 12-15, dosing interval lowered, additional primary dose recommended...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has notified Alabama healthcare providers that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

    Paused monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 disease available again

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As of December 23, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had announced the temporary pause in allocations of some...

    Eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots expanded to include for those 18 and older

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's...

    Children 5-11 now eligible for reduced dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years of age in...

    COVID-19 booster shot eligibility expands to additional individuals and vaccines

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) continues to follow the guidance of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and...

    Oral rabies vaccine is being distributed in 18 Alabama counties including Cullman County

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is announcing that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently distributing oral...

    Reporting of COVID-19 deaths in Alabama appears to differ from other reporting

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  - Death counts from COVID-19 appear to vary widely based on their reporting sources—the news media, hospitals and county health departments—and there...

    Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorized for more eligible persons

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose is now authorized for...

    Don’t let your guard down, COVID-19 continues circulating in Alabama communities

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - COVID-19 continues to infect persons in Alabama, with the Delta variant the predominant strain. Given that recent numbers of cases, percent...

    Pregnant women and other eligible Alabamians ages 12 and older are urged to be...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As dozens of pregnant women and pediatric patients with COVID-19 in Alabama are hospitalized each day, the Alabama Department of Public...

    Monoclonal antibody products are available for some high-risk COVID-19 patients and some who have...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 helps those at high risk for serious illness by building rapid immunity to the virus and...

    As first COVID-19 vaccine is fully approved, get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Too few Alabamians realize the seriousness of infection with COVID-19 and have not made the decision to be vaccinated or have...

    COVID-19 surges in Alabama children, vaccination and other measures needed to prevent further spread

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health reports a significant increase in pediatric cases of COVID-19 at this time of year, compared...

    Raccoon confirmed positive for rabies in Cullman; precautions advised

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Earlier this week, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) confirmed a raccoon to be positive for rabies after it attacked...

    TikTok contest promotes COVID-19 vaccinations before school starts

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    (Photo from ADPH)  MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Getting a COVID-19 vaccination can protect you, your family and community, and help end the pandemic. To promote vaccination,...

    Recognizing the signs of heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses 

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As we move into summer, it's only going to get hotter and more humid. If you are working or playing outside,...

    Alabama providers asked to pause administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Out of an abundance of caution, the Alabama Department of Public Health has asked all health care providers in the state...

    Order of the state health officer suspending certain public gatherings due to risk of...

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      WHEREAS Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in Alabama;   WHEREAS the appearance of COVID-19 in the State poses the potential of widespread exposure to...

    Site map added to ADPH COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard

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    A newly created map is available on the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard.  The map depicts sites other than...

    ADPH announces COVID-19 vaccine plan

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is being made available to the...

    Assistance from the Joy to Life Foundation allows ADPH to provide free cancer screenings...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - In response to a need for increased funding in north Alabama, the Joy to Life Foundation has offered to expand its...

    ADPH responds to AHSAA’s remarks on spectators at athletic events

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) notes that a memo issued Thursday by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA)...

    5-member CDC team now assisting ADPH in fighting COVID-19

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) recently welcomed a support team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

    ADPH reports 2,595 cases of COVID-19 in Alabama Thursday-Saturday

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - More than 800 cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday, June 11 (848), Friday, June 12 (859) and Saturday, June 13 (888)...

    ADPH: More than 800 COVID-19 cases reported both Thursday, Friday

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday cautioned the public that the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus COVID-19 remains....

    Coronavirus confirmed in U.S.; ADPH joins with CDC, others to prevent spread

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As the first case of a novel coronavirus has been confirmed in the U.S., the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)...

    ADPH announces Mental Health Awareness Week

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly...

    Getting married in Alabama? Changes you need to know

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Effective Aug. 29, 2019, the process for entering into a legal marriage in Alabama will change. Under Alabama Act 2019-340, persons...

    ADPH issues advisory against consuming largemouth bass from most Alabama waters

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is advising that no largemouth bass be consumed from most bodies of water in...
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    ADPH reports ‘several’ cases of Zika, West Nile viruses in Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Monday reported investigations of several cases of Zika and West Nile virus in Alabama...
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    ADPH reviewing cluster of eye cancer cases associated with Auburn University

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    MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is working in conjunction with Auburn University to review cases of uveal melanoma among former...

    ADPH warns of flesh-eating bacteria in AL waters

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    MONTGOMERY - Mobile County health officials have confirmed three cases of flesh-eating bacteria, or "vibrio vulnificus." WALA-TV reported that Barbara Gibbs with the Mobile...