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Vaccination Requirements For The New School Year

Attention parents / caregivers of school-aged children in Baltimore City.  Please ensure students are up-to-date with immunizations before city schools open their doors to students on August 25. There are new school immunization requirements for students entering kindergarten and 7th grade this fall.

"The Return of the Virtual Supermarket"

Baltimore City officials re-launched an online grocery shopping program called the Virtual Supermarket Wednesday nearly a year after the program’s original grocery store partner closed its doors.

Flu Shot Clinics For Seniors

The Baltimore City Health Department, in partnership with Maxim Health Services, will offer flu shots to seniors at six clinics in September.

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake, ShopRite Relaunch Virtual Supermarket Program, First of its Kind in the Nation

Officials announce the relaunch of Baltimore City's Virtual Supermarket program—a nationally award-winning program...

IMAGE: Mayor Rawlings-Blake announces the relaunch of the Virtual Supermarket

"City Relaunches Virtual Supermarket Program in Cherry Hill" (Baltimore Sun - July 30, 2014)

Baltimore's Virtual Supermarket is up and running for the first time in about nine months under a retooled program that makes free the delivery of groceries in one of the city's food deserts.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Declares First Code Red Of The Summer

With a heat index for mid-afternoon tomorrow predicted to reach 105 degrees, interim Health Commissioner Dr. Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey has declared a Code Red for Wednesday, July 2. The heat index measures air temperature and relative humidity to indicate how hot it feels to an individual outside.

"Baltimore's Food Deserts: Offering Fresh Food Options Across The City" (NBC Today Show, June 29, 2014)

How residents are combatting Baltimore’s food deserts

More than 20 percent of Baltimore residents live in a food desert without access to fresh produce. Now, some are taking matters into their own hands and providing new options for healthy eating. TODAY’s Erica Hill reports.

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"Health officials talk STD prevention in youth summit" (WBAL-TV, June 25, 2014)

BALTIMORE —Almost 30,000 Maryland residents have been diagnosed and are living with HIV or AIDS. Nearly 1,500 of those cases are among those between the ages of 13-24. In a move to get a handle on the problem, Maryland health officials held a youth sexual health summit Monday to talk prevention.

 

Baltimore City Launches 2014 Code Red Heat Alert Season

BALTIMORE, MD (June 17, 2014) –  As temperatures begin to rise and with hot and humid conditions expected this week with a heat index approaching 100 degrees, Baltimore City health officials are announcing the 2014 Code Red Heat Alert initiative and reminding citizens of precautions to ensure their safety during hot weather.

"Baltimore City launches 2014 Code Red initiative" (WMAR-ABC2 June 17, 2014)

BALTIMORE -  As temperatures begin to rise and with hot and humid conditions expected this week with a heat index approaching 100 degrees, Baltimore City health officials are announcing the 2014 Code Red Heat Alert initiative and reminding citizens of precautions to ensure their safety during hot weather.

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