With the incidence of the flu and other seasonal viruses increasing, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) calls on Rhode Islanders to seek medical care in the most appropriate medical setting. “Emergency departments are perfect for emergency situations. If someone is experiencing a serious health issue, they should absolutely call 911 or go to…

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Last week, Rhode Island health officials and the state’s top health care executives kicked off the state’s 2018-2019 flu vaccination campaign to educate the Rhode to get their annual flu shots to reduce the risks of getting the infectious disease.  Although 480,000 Rhode Islanders were vaccinated last year. the event’s goal was to increase the…

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National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held every August to spotlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Communities across the nation country use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.  The annul NIAM is sponsored by…

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