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Weekly Flu Report, December 2, 2016 posted on Dec 2

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness rose slightly in the past seven days in Massachusetts. Still, it’s safe to say that flu season has yet to really kick in – which means there is still time to protect yourself and your family   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 2, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, November 25, 2016 posted on Nov 25

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness continue to be low in Massachusetts. There is still time to get protected against the flu this season by getting a flu shot. You can find flu vaccination opportunities by calling your health care provider,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 25, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, November 18, 2016 posted on Nov 18

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness continue to be low in Massachusetts. There is still time to get protected against the flu this season by getting a flu shot. You can find flu vaccination opportunities by calling your health care provider, your   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 18, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, November 11, 2016 posted on Nov 11

Rates of flu-like illness remain relatively low, according to the latest weekly flu report. But flu season has yet to really get going, and that means there’s still time to get a flu shot and protect yourself and your family from what can be a very   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 11, 2016

Highlights of the November 9th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Nov 9

The Public Health Council heard a series of informational updates on the status of proposed amendments to regulations at this month’s meeting. Updates to proposed amendments included: 105 CMR 141.000 – Licensure of Hospice Programs 105 CMR 153.000 – Licensure Procedure and Suitability Requirements for Long-Term Care   …Continue Reading Highlights of the November 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, November 4, 2016 posted on Nov 4

The latest weekly flu report indicates that we continue to see minimal rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. We can expect this to change at some point, so now’s the time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Call your health care provider,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 4, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, October 28, 2016 posted on Oct 28

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness continue to be minimal across Massachusetts – but that will change at some point. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, there is plenty of flu vaccine available and you can find yours by   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 28, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, October 21, 2016 posted on Oct 21

Hello and welcome back to another flu season’s worth of Weekly Flu Reports. Each Friday from now through May you can check back here to see the latest information on the impact of flu in communities across Massachusetts. To kick things off, the first Weekly Flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 21, 2016

Highlights of the October 20th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Oct 20

The October monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included a pair of Determination of Need requests, two votes on final amendments to regulations, and three informational briefings for Council members on the status of proposed regulatory amendments which have yet to come for a   …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 20th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Sep 14

The September 14th meeting of the Public Health Council included a vote on one Determination of Need request, followed by a series of information presentations on the current status of various proposed regulatory amendments. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need application from Nantucket   …Continue Reading Highlights of the September 14th Public Health Council Meeting