- Early last month, the Department of Labor found that Packers Sanitation Service Inc. had employed children to clean protein processing facilities in Minnesota and Nebraska, where the children were exposed to dangerous conditions and suffered occupational injuries. Recent investigation has revealed that the employer knew the children were not eligible to work and requested falsified identity documents from minors. Cases like these remind us of the importance of workers’ rights to health and safety–visit contratados.org to learn more about workers’ rights.
- It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 5-9) in the U.S! Influenza-like respiratory illnesses (which include COVID-19, RSV, and the flu) are circulating at high levels throughout the U.S., and for anyone 6 months of age and over, getting a flu shot can offer protection against serious illness. Explore and share resources from the #NotJustTheFlu toolkit, available in English and Spanish, to encourage others to get the flu shot!
- We’ve got a big data update this week: The CDC’s data on the uptake of the updated, bivalent booster is now available at the county level! The orange bars in the graphs below indicate what percentage of the populations 5 years of age and older has been vaccinated with the updated booster in a particular state or county. The not so great news: In every county and state we monitor, less than 20% of people 5 years of age and older have gotten the updated booster. We hope that this new data can inform and encourage your outreach as you help community members stay up-to-date with their vaccination against COVID-19.
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