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Q: Can I get sick from a tick that is crawling on me but hasn't attached? A: Ticks must be attached to transmit infectio...
04/05/2021

Q: Can I get sick from a tick that is crawling on me but hasn't attached?

A: Ticks must be attached to transmit infection. However, if you find a tick crawling on you, it’s a sign there may be others—check your body for ticks asap!

More tick info: https://bit.ly/3wfOxkh

Did you receive your #COVID19 vaccine? Use your smartphone to tell the CDC about any side effects after your vaccination...
04/05/2021

Did you receive your #COVID19 vaccine? Use your smartphone to tell the CDC about any side effects after your vaccination and get reminders if you need a second dose with their new tool, v-safe. Learn more: vsafe.cdc.gov

#COVID19 Update (as of 4/5/21 at 12:00 am):• 6,651 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (4/4 & 4/5)• 1,045,400 total ca...
04/05/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

#COVID19 Update (as of 4/5/21 at 12:00 am):
• 6,651 additional positive cases of COVID-19 (4/4 & 4/5)
• 1,045,400 total cases statewide
• 25,200 deaths statewide
• 5,632,986 doses of vaccine have been administered (through 4/5/21)

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

You can be an organ donor right now. A living donor can donate a kidney, a portion of his or her liver or lung lobe to s...
04/05/2021

You can be an organ donor right now. A living donor can donate a kidney, a portion of his or her liver or lung lobe to someone in need of a transplant. Learn more about living donation: donatelifepa.org #DonateLifeMonth

This week is National Public Health Week. Working together, we can build healthier communities and the healthiest nation...
04/05/2021

This week is National Public Health Week. Working together, we can build healthier communities and the healthiest nation! Learn more: NPHW.org
#NPHW

📢 PENNSYLVANIA IS IN PHASE 1B!Residents in Phase 1B are eligible to start scheduling vaccination appointments now. Use t...
04/05/2021

📢 PENNSYLVANIA IS IN PHASE 1B!

Residents in Phase 1B are eligible to start scheduling vaccination appointments now. Use the Vaccine Provider Map to find a vaccine provider close to you: https://bit.ly/COVID19VaccinePA

People without internet access can call 1-877-PA-HEALTH for assistance.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
04/04/2021

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Happy Easter, Peeps! 🐣

Governor Tom Wolf
04/04/2021

Governor Tom Wolf

Now in effect: Targeted restrictions lifted on restaurants and other businesses.

Gathering limits have also been expanded: Indoor = 25%, Outdoor = 50%.

There's light at the end of the tunnel if we keep following safety guidance like masking and social distancing and get vaccinated when it's our turn.

More information: on.pa.gov/3vllyLk

According to the CDC, attending gatherings to observe religious and spiritual holidays increases your risk of getting an...
04/03/2021

According to the CDC, attending gatherings to observe religious and spiritual holidays increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to observe religious and spiritual holidays this year is to gather virtually, with people who live with you or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Do you know the signs of child abuse or neglect? Learn the signs and help keep ch...
04/02/2021

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Do you know the signs of child abuse or neglect? Learn the signs and help keep children safe: keepkidssafe.pa.gov

Suspect Child Abuse? Call 1-800-932-0313

You may be surprised to know how much just 1️⃣ organ donor can do! One organ + tissue donor can save up to 8 lives and e...
04/02/2021

You may be surprised to know how much just 1️⃣ organ donor can do! One organ + tissue donor can save up to 8 lives and enhance the lives of more than 75 people. Register now to be a donor: donatelifepa.org

#COVID19 Update (as of 4/2/21 at 12:00 am):• 4,656 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 1,033,406 total cases statewid...
04/02/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

#COVID19 Update (as of 4/2/21 at 12:00 am):
• 4,656 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 1,033,406 total cases statewide
• 25,148 deaths statewide
• 5,433,298 doses of vaccine have been administered (through 4/2/21)

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

💉 Fully vaccinated? Based on CDC guidelines, AARP developed a list of 10 things fully vaccinated people need to know. Ch...
04/02/2021

💉 Fully vaccinated? Based on CDC guidelines, AARP developed a list of 10 things fully vaccinated people need to know. Check out this DOH infographic based on AARP's article to learn about the do's and don'ts: https://bit.ly/3sNoGhg

📰 AARP article: https://bit.ly/2R1ZG8f

The safest way to observe religious holidays and protect yourself and others from #COVID19 is to celebrate with people y...
04/02/2021

The safest way to observe religious holidays and protect yourself and others from #COVID19 is to celebrate with people you live with, with others virtually or outside while wearing a mask and staying 6 ft apart. Learn more from the CDC: https://bit.ly/3lYwTwz

DYK? The simple act of showing gratitude can improve your health? Check out the benefits of gratitude and then try out s...
04/02/2021

DYK? The simple act of showing gratitude can improve your health? Check out the benefits of gratitude and then try out some of the 13 most popular gratitude exercises & activities: https://bit.ly/3m0paON

04/01/2021

Pennsylvania Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam today announced the newly awarded applicants for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, commonly referred to as WIC. These applicants were awarded through a Request for Applications process (RFA) that started last year: https://bit.ly/3sHAodm

DYK? ALL Pennsylvanians can be ready to save a life by carrying naloxone. Naloxone's only purpose is to save lives by re...
04/01/2021

DYK? ALL Pennsylvanians can be ready to save a life by carrying naloxone. Naloxone's only purpose is to save lives by reversing opioid overdose.

You can pick up naloxone at your local pharmacy. Learn more: http://bit.ly/GetNaloxone

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
04/01/2021

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health is no joke. Take charge of your well-being with our top five things to take seriously this year.

Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting the #COVID19  vaccine when available to you. Build your vaccine confiden...
04/01/2021
National Minority Health Month

Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting the #COVID19 vaccine when available to you. Build your vaccine confidence and get #VaccineReady: https://bit.ly/3st9l5p #NMHM2021

During National Minority Health Month, NIMHD and NIH celebrate the effort to reduce health disparities and improve minority health with a variety of events.

#COVID19 Update (as of 4/1/21 at 12:00 am):• 3,893 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 1,028,750 total cases statewid...
04/01/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

#COVID19 Update (as of 4/1/21 at 12:00 am):
• 3,893 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 1,028,750 total cases statewide
• 25,120 deaths statewide
• 5,309,424 doses of vaccine have been administered (through 4/1/21)

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

We encourage anyone who feels they need or want a #COVID19 test to take advantage of the COVID-19 testing sites across P...
04/01/2021

We encourage anyone who feels they need or want a #COVID19 test to take advantage of the COVID-19 testing sites across PA. If you feel you've have been exposed to COVID-19, get tested! https://bit.ly/PACOVID19Testing

Governor Tom Wolf
04/01/2021
Governor Tom Wolf

Governor Tom Wolf

Now eligible for the COVID vaccine:
💉 Phase 1A
💉 K-12/Early Childhood Education workers
💉 Law Enforcement
💉 Firefighters
💉 Grocery workers
💉 Food/Ag workers

ALL Pennsylvanians will be eligible by April 19.

Here’s how to find an appointment near you when you’re eligible: pa.gov/get-vaccinated.

Even if you've received your #COVID19 vaccine, it’s important to continue to #MaskUp in public—and it’s important that y...
04/01/2021

Even if you've received your #COVID19 vaccine, it’s important to continue to #MaskUp in public—and it’s important that you wear your mask correctly. Make sure it covers your mouth AND nose to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in PA.

Protect against #Lyme disease. Check your body for ticks after being outdoors: ➡️ under arms➡️ in and around ears➡️ insi...
03/31/2021

Protect against #Lyme disease. Check your body for ticks after being outdoors:
➡️ under arms
➡️ in and around ears
➡️ inside belly button
➡️ back of knees
➡️ in and around hair
➡️ between legs
➡️ around waist

03/31/2021

Help your child eat right by filling half of their plate with yummy fruits and vegetables!
🥑🍌🍐🍎🍊🥦🌽🥕🥗🍉🍇🍓🍑
If your child is hesitant to try different fruits + vegetables, continue to make them a part of meals + offer in a variety of ways until they finds favorites.

#COVID19 Update (as of 3/31/21 at 12:00 am):• 4,557 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 1,024,857 total cases statewi...
03/31/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

#COVID19 Update (as of 3/31/21 at 12:00 am):
• 4,557 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 1,024,857 total cases statewide
• 25,093 deaths statewide
• 5,154,718 doses of vaccine have been administered (through 3/30/21)

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Today DOH in conjunction with the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force announced the start of the special initiative to vaccinate...
03/31/2021

Today DOH in conjunction with the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force announced the start of the special initiative to vaccinate targeted industry workers and to accelerate the vaccination timetable for those in Phases 1B, 1C and 2. All Pennsylvanians will be eligible to schedule vaccination appointments beginning April 19. Read more: https://bit.ly/39yc1Hs

📢 PA COVID-19 VACCINATION ELIGIBILITY UPDATE! ✅ Firefighters, police officers, grocery store workers and food and agricu...
03/31/2021

📢 PA COVID-19 VACCINATION ELIGIBILITY UPDATE!
✅ Firefighters, police officers, grocery store workers and food and agriculture workers: eligible TODAY
✅ Phase 1B: eligible April 5
✅ Phase 1C: eligible April 12
✅ All Pennsylvanians 16 and older: eligible April 19

03/31/2021

🔴 LIVE at 11:30 am: Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam and members of the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force will provide a COVID-19 vaccination update in Pennsylvania.

WATCH LIVE:
http://facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentofhealth/
• pacast.com/live/doh
• Español: pacast.com/live/es
• Español: facebook.com/PAGACLA/

Your mental health is part of your overall health + well-being! Need help? Reach out:📱 Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-80...
03/31/2021

Your mental health is part of your overall health + well-being! Need help? Reach out:
📱 Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
💬 Crisis Text Line: Text PA to 741-741
📱 PA Support + Referral Helpline: 855-284-2494
💻 Coping w/COVID-19 stress: http://bit.ly/covid-coping

According to the CDC, the safest way to observe religious holidays and protect yourself and others from #COVID19 is to c...
03/31/2021

According to the CDC, the safest way to observe religious holidays and protect yourself and others from #COVID19 is to celebrate with people you live with, with others virtually or outside while wearing a mask and staying 6 ft apart. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3lYwTwz

With the weather getting nicer, why not take a daily walk? Walking is easy and a great way to safely add some physical a...
03/30/2021

With the weather getting nicer, why not take a daily walk? Walking is easy and a great way to safely add some physical activity to your day and get your recommended 2 1/2 hours of physical activity each week!

Today DOH and Pennsylvania Department of Education announced updated recommendations for K-12 schools on social distanci...
03/30/2021

Today DOH and Pennsylvania Department of Education announced updated recommendations for K-12 schools on social distancing in classrooms and how to handle COVID-19 cases in schools.

DOH also announced updated guidance on summer camps.
Recommendations and guidance take effect April 5.
ℹ️ https://bit.ly/3m3SVhH

#COVID19 Update (as of 3/30/21 at 12:00 am):• 5,032 additional positive cases of COVID-19• 1,020,300 total cases statewi...
03/30/2021
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

#COVID19 Update (as of 3/30/21 at 12:00 am):
• 5,032 additional positive cases of COVID-19
• 1,020,300 total cases statewide
• 25,049 deaths statewide
• 5,043,676 doses of vaccine have been administered (through 3/29/21)

More information: http://bit.ly/CoronavirusPADOH

Get the latest, up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

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