The following are notices and announcements issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).

Opioid Council Report - Attorney General Steve Marshall, Mental Health Commissioner Lynn Beshear and Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announce issuance of Opioid Council report.

Flu Shot Clinics Available Statewide - ADPH will be conducting flu shot clinics statewide. Vaccine is available for both children and adults and there will be no charge for the vaccination during these Influenza Vaccination Clinics.

State Offices Closed Due to Weather - All Alabama state government offices are closed until noon, Thursday, January 18. This includes our central office in Montgomery and all county health departments. If you need to travel to your your local county health department on Thursday, please call to confirm they are open first.

News Conference on Flu Activity in Alabama - On Friday, January 12, we held a news conference to discuss the major seasonal flu situation in Alabama. Watch it on demand at

Scale Back Alabama 2018 - The Scale Back Alabama 2018 free weight loss competition kicked off its 12th year on January 9. Register your two-person team at

Alabama Board of Nursing Alert - The Alabama Board of Nursing has become aware that nurses employed by home infusion companies operating in Alabama are delivering nursing services and nursing care infusion therapy services to include PICC lines and intrathecal infusions. These procedures are considered practice beyond basic nursing education, and nurses may not perform these procedures in Alabama unless they are doing so pursuant to a standardized procedure which has been approved in accordance with the requirements of Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code ยง 610-X-6-.12.

PDMP Software Change - Tuesday, December 12, 2017, the Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is scheduled to change its database software system to the Appriss PMP AWARxE system.

News Conference: Healthcare-Associated Infections 2016 Annual Report - Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, a representative of the Alabama Hospital Association, and a member of the Healthcare Data Advisory Council presented findings from the 2016 annual report on November 1, 2017.

Public Health Physicians Wanted: Apply Now! - ADPH is seeking physicians with a desire to serve the public through a career in public health. Candidates must possess the knowledge and expertise to act as a public health officer. ADPH is currently in need of physicians in multiple areas including local Public Health Areas, and state public health including Family Health Services, and Regulatory Affairs.

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines - 2017 Income Eligibility Guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children have been released.