State Health Officer

Each month, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris releases a new message with information and guidance on the health issues facing Alabamians. Here you will find new messages as they are released, as well as a comprehensive archive of previous State Health Officer Messages.


Recent Posts

Public Health May Be Your Calling; It Is Mine

April Showers Bring More than May Flowers

Public Health Employees Safeguard the Health of Alabamians

Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Be Heart Healthy

"Operation WIPE OUT Cervical Cancer" Works to Eliminate This Preventable Cancer

Public Health Works to Reduce Infant Mortality

Make a Plan for Emergencies

Stay Alert, Drive Safely as Children Return to School

Have a Happy, Healthy Summer

“Odds Are Alabama” Focuses on Fentanyl Dangers and Offers Resources

Public Health Employees Fulfill Their Mission

Children’s Dental Health Month Promotes Good Oral Health

Keep Your Body Healthy; It May Lead to Better Brain Health

Take Antibiotics Only When Needed

Get Your Flu Shot to Protect Those Around You, Especially the Vulnerable

Living with COVID-19

Reduce Your Exposure to Mosquitoes to Prevent West Nile Virus

Preventing Tobacco Use in Young People Saves Lives

Childhood Immunizations Protect Against Serious Disease

Prevent the Spread of Germs When Enjoying Splash Pads

Statement from State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris

Get Active in April: Physical Activity Can Improve Overall Health

As the COVID-19 Pandemic Enters a New Phase, Protect Those Most at Risk

Alabama Unites Against COVID Campaign Launched

Greater Vaccine Acceptance Urged to Combat Unpredictable COVID-19 in 2022

Enjoy the Holiday Season and Protect Against COVID-19

Keep COVID-19 in Mind as You Make Plans to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccines Are Each Important for Health

Make a Difference --- Get Vaccinated for COVID-19 If You Are Eligible

"The route to a pre-pandemic lifestyle follows the vaccination road."

You Can Be A Champion

Protect Youngsters from COVID-19 This Summer

Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Recommendations Offered for People Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19

Wear Face Masks Correctly

Be Kind to Those You Love, Protect Them from COVID-19

Slowing Coronavirus Spread is Key in 2021

Keep This Season Full of Hope and Protect Others

Continuing Cancer Treatment During the Pandemic Remains Important