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Health crisis plans urged

Bioterrorism, epidemics cited. Towns across Berkshire County must implement an emergency plan to dispense vaccinations and medications to the public in case of a bioterrorist attack or a health crisis, according to a recent announcement from the Berkshire County Boards of Health Association. As part of a greater initiative with the federal Department of Homeland Security, each local board “must identify an emergency immunization dispensing site” by Jan. 31, according to a letter sent to all area towns by Amy Carey, the public health response coordinator for the health association. Because the state will deliver vaccinations only to towns with populations greater than 10,000, residents from smaller towns will have to travel to greater population centers to receive preventive medical attention in the event of a large-scale crisis. Full Story

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