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Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2018 posted on Dec 7

Rates of flu-like illness declined over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. But we can expect these rates to rise as we head further into flu season, so now is the time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, November 30, 2018 posted on Nov 30

Rates of flu-like illness rose over the past seven days according to the latest weekly flu report. The good news is that there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Flu vaccine is available across the state at multiple locations,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 30, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, November 21, 2018 posted on Nov 21

The latest weekly flu report indicates an increase in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. We expect these numbers to rise as we head deeper into flu season, so now is the time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 21, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, November 16, 2018 posted on Nov 16

The latest weekly flu report indicates an increase in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. We expect these numbers to rise as we head deeper into flu season, so now is the time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 16, 2018

Highlights of the November 14th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the November 14th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Nov 14

The November meeting of the Public Health Council included a Determination of Need (DoN) request, followed by two final votes on proposed amendments to public health regulations. First, the Council took up a request for significant change to an existing DoN held by Baystate Health,   …Continue Reading Highlights of the November 14th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, November 9, 2018 posted on Nov 9

This week’s flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness dipped slightly over the past seven days. But it’s still early in flu season and we expect these rates to rise. The good news is that flu vaccine is available across the state at multiple locations,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 9, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, November 2, 2018 posted on Nov 2

Rates of influenza-like illness dipped slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. However we can expect these number to increase as we head deeper into flu season, so now is the time to get a flu shot if you   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 2, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, October 26, 2018 posted on Oct 26

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness rose over the past seven days. We can expect these rates to continue upward as we head deeper into flu season, so now is the time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 26, 2018

Make Sure Infants Are Sleeping Safely

Make Sure Infants Are Sleeping Safely posted on Oct 23

Each year, approximately 30-40 Massachusetts infants die due to sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), sometimes called SIDS. Research shows that many of these tragic deaths occur in sleep positions and environments that are unsafe. To prevent the risk of SUID, public health officials are rolling   …Continue Reading Make Sure Infants Are Sleeping Safely

Weekly Flu Report, October 19, 2018 posted on Oct 19

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness in the state increased slightly in the past seven days. The good news is that you can protect yourself and your family from getting sick this flu season by getting vaccinated. Flu vaccine is available across   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 19, 2018