City of New Bedford Health Department makes available seasonal flu and COVID-19 vaccines

“The New Bedford Health Department is making influenza (flu) and COVID-19 vaccines available ahead of the holiday season. Everyone 6 months and older is eligible for an updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine and a seasonal flu vaccine. Contact the Health Department at 508-991-6199 to make an appointment or for more information. …

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FEMA awards over $1.4 Million to Massachusetts for COVID-19 Hospital cleaning costs

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1.4 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse it for the increased cost of cleaning at state-run health care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $1,401,885 Public Assistance grant will reimburse the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the …

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Massachusetts Gov. Healey’s $389 million supplemental budget includes shelters, child care, food security

New law provides needed funding for shelters, food security and child care, while also extending several COVID-era programs and policies. “Governor Maura T. Healey signed a $388.7 million supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2023 that provides critical and timely resources to the state’s family shelter system to meet surging demand, …

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Massachusetts Gov. Healey to rescind vaccine mandate, end COVID-19 public health emergency

Administration also files legislation to extend certain staffing flexibilities for health care providers; Will rescind vaccine mandate for Executive Branch employees on May 11. “Today the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced that the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency will end on May 11, 2023, to align with the end of the federal …

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New Bedford holiday schedules for FREE COVID-19 testing and vaccine locations

“Residents encouraged to stock up on free COVID-19 test kits available at public libraries. Local COVID-19 vaccine locations, including Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport, are changing their upcoming schedules to accommodate the Christmas and New Year holidays. All local COVID-19 vaccine and testing locations will …

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