FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for First COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington, DC, Dec. 11, 2020, — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech […]

Ten States Remain on MA’s COVID Low Risk List

Boston, Sept. 19, 2020, — Only ten states are now on Massachusetts’ lower-risk state list as of yesterday. Wyoming was removed from the list on Friday. Travelers from COVID-19 lower-risk States are not required to fill out the Massachusetts Travel Form and do not need to quarantine. States are included on the list based on meeting two criteria: […]

Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts Presents Ten Recipients with the 2020 Compassionate Service Award

Quincy, Mass., Sept. 8, 2020, — Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts appreciates the special care and dedication that firsthand healthcare workers provide for their patients and families. In the spirit of compassionate service, Hamel-Lydon is proud to honor individuals by granting the Compassionate Service Award to ten dedicated and caring healthcare providers who […]

UNICEF to Lead Procurement and Supply of COVID-19 Vaccines

NEW YORK/COPENHAGEN, 4 September 2020 – UNICEF is leading efforts to procure and supply COVID-19 vaccines in what could possibly be the world’s largest and fastest ever procurement and supply of vaccines, as part of the global vaccine plan of the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX Facility) led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

BCMA Youth Orchestra Calls for Donations for Coronavirus Fight

Boston, Feb. 21, 2020, — The Boston Chinese Musicians Association Youth Orchestra (BCMA Youth Orchestra), a non-profit performance arts organization, was founded in January 2019. It is an extension of the Boston Chinese Musicians Association (BCMA), (link http://bcma.us/index.html ). Both groups are dedicated to promoting the long lost sounds of traditional Chinese instruments and vocals. […]

City Councilor Ed Flynn Urges Residents to Prevent Coronavirus

Boston, Jan. 28, 2020, — Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn has been in contact with the Boston Public Health Commission regarding prevention of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Below are some guidelines from the BPHC on how residents can prevent this virus. Councilor Flynn(left) and other elected officials at CCBA Chinese New Year Banquet.

Tufts Medical Center Asian Health Initiative Calls for Anti-Tobacco Proposals

Boston, Oct. 11, 2019, — Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) launched the Asian Health Initiative in 1995 to support community partners working to address some of the most pressing health concerns in Chinatown and the Boston Asian community. Over the years, those efforts have focused on chronic diseases, family violence, emotional wellness, and tobacco use, […]

Proposed Regulations to address Vaping and Tobacco Use Among Youth in Boston

Boston, September 18, 2019 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is proposing regulations aimed at addressing vaping and tobacco use among youth in Boston. Under the proposal, mint and menthol nicotine and tobacco products will only be sold only in verified adult-only tobacco retailers. Staff will now move […]