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Opioid overdoses: How does Alabama compare to other states?

Opioid overdoses topped the list of leading causes of death in the U.S., surpassing vehicular-related death, in 2019 ... But where does Alabama stand in the opioid epidemic?

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ADPH recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for students; some doctors disagree

"Getting children all recommended vaccines is one of the most important things parents can do to help protect their kids’ health, the health of their classmates, and their community," ADPH wrote in a statement.

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Alabama receives first shipment of monkeypox vaccine

If you have been exposed to monkeypox you may be eligible to receive the monkeypox vaccine, which is now available from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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Two cases of monkeypox diagnosed in Alabama

" Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has monkeypox," the Alabama Department of Public Health warned after a Mobile person has been diagnosed with the monkeypox virus - the first case in Alabama

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A second victim has died after being attacked by dogs in April

Michelle Sheeks, a Red Bay resident, has passed away in hospital after reportedly being attacked by a pack of dogs owned by a local resident in April.

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Alabama Department of Public Health releases guidelines for vaccinating Infants and toddlers

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has announced official guidelines for vaccinating infants and toddlers.

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Alabama to order COVID vaccines for kids, Concerned Doctors group warn of dangers

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has announced plans to follow federal guidelines in allowing COVID-19 vaccinations for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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ADPH recommends children receive COVID-19 boosters, Concerned Doctors disagree

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have granted emergency use authorization for children ages 5 to 11 to receive a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.

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Alabama Department of Public Health addresses baby formula shortage

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is addressing the recent nationwide shortages in baby formula.

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State records 278 COVID deaths so far this year, FDA halts some treatments

COVID-19 cases in Alabama are soaring this month and the FDA has halted some treatments, saying they aren’t going to work against the...

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53,179 Alabamians test positive for COVID in past week

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reported that 53,179 Alabamians tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. The spread...

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71 Alabama children hospitaized with COVID-19

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reported on Friday that hospitalizations of children in Alabama due to COVID-19 are...

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Isolation time for school students have been cut to five days under some circumstances

Wednesday, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced that they are advising K-12 school students, faculty and staff...

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Dr. Scott Harris says COVID “is here to stay”

Alabama Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris told reporters on Tuesday that he thinks that COVID-19 “is here to stay.” The state...

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Coronavirus cases spike following Christmas

The less severe strand of coronavirus, Omicron, continues to spread as Americans settle back in from the Christmas holiday. According...

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ADPH changes isolation guidance for COVID-19

  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance decreasing the time that a person should isolate following...

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Omicron has reached Alabama

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced that a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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Prattville stray cat tests positive for rabies

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) issued a reminder on the danger of the rabies virus and the importance of vaccinations...

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Gov. Ivey joins lawsuit to challenge Biden’s vaccine mandate

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) has joined in on a lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates....

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ADPH: COVID numbers off after large lab not reporting, other errors

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor The Alabama Department of Public Health reported on its website there could be an increase in positive...

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USDA distributing oral rabies vaccines in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced that the USDA is distributing oral rabies vaccine (ORV) in parts of Alabama. The...