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Weekly Flu Report, January 13, 2017 posted on Jan 13

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past 7 days. But flu can be unpredictable, and we’re not likely to see the peak of flu season until February or even March. So if you haven’t gotten a   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 13, 2017

Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jan 11

The first monthly PHC meeting of 2017 featured one Determination of Need (DoN) request, votes on two final amendments to regulations, and an informational briefing on proposed guidelines associated with the Determination of Need program. First, the Council took up a DoN application from Baystate Medical   …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, January 6, 2017 posted on Jan 6

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight increase in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts in the past 7 days. Flu season in Massachusetts doesn’t tend to peak until February or even March, so there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 6, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, December 30, 2016 posted on Dec 30

The last weekly flu report of 2016 shows that rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days. This is typical for how flu season tends to happen in New England, where we usually see peak flu rates in February or even March. That   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 30, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, December 23, 2016 posted on Dec 23

This week’s flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness in the state over the past seven days. Flu season typically builds in intensity as we head into the colder winter months, so now is an absolutely perfect time to get a flu shot and   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 23, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, December 16, 2016 posted on Dec 16

The latest weekly flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, there is still time to protect yourself from flu as the holiday season continues. Call your health care provider or local board   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 16, 2016

Highlights of the December 14th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Dec 14

The December monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of final votes on amendments to regulations, informational presentations on the status of several proposed amendments to regulations that are still in process, and an update on activities related to tracking the opioid   …Continue Reading Highlights of the December 14th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, December 9, 2016 posted on Dec 9

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness dropped slightly over the past seven days in Massachusetts. But flu season in New England doesn’t peak until well after the New Year, so there is still plenty of reason to get a flu shot if   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 9, 2016

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