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Working Together to Improve Adult Immunization Rates in MA

Working Together to Improve Adult Immunization Rates in MA posted on Apr 23

Registration for the 19th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference is open! This event, to be held May 20, 2014 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA attracts professionals from local public health organizations, long-term-care facilities, pharmacies, college health, hospitals, physician practices, community health centers, employers, health   …Continue Reading Working Together to Improve Adult Immunization Rates in MA

Weekly Flu Report, April 18, 2014 posted on Apr 18

This week’s flu report shows a late-season increase in the rate of flu-like illness in the state – an indication of the unpredictability of flu and a reminder of the importance of taking simple measures to stop the spread of illness in our homes and communities.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 18, 2014

Highlights of the April 9th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Apr 9

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included a series of Determination of Need (DON) requests, followed by a set of three of informational presentations on pending amendments to regulations. The Council took up deliberations for a series of three Determination of Need requests,   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, April 4, 2014 posted on Apr 4

This week’s flu report shows a dip in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, there is still flu vaccine available at assorted health care providers and pharmacies across Massachusetts – it’ s not too late.

Weekly Flu Report, March 28, 2014 posted on Mar 28

This week’s flu report shows a slight increase in overall  flu activity as we head into Spring. If you have not yet been vaccinated, it’s not too late. Contact your health care provider or local pharmacy and get your flu shot today.

Weekly Flu Report, March 21, 2014 posted on Mar 21

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight downward trend in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. Flu can be unpredictable, though, and we can expect flu to continue to spread at some level in Massachusetts as we make our way through spring. That’s why it’s important   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 21, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, March 14, 2014 posted on Mar 14

This week’s flu report shows that the rate of flu-like illness increased slightly in Massachusetts over the past seven days. This is in keeping with the unpredictable nature of flu, which during flu season can rise and drop several times over the course of the season.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 14, 2014

Highlights of the March 12th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Mar 12

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included a series of informational presentations on the status of various proposed amendments to current public health regulations and an update from the Commissioner on key DPH initiatives moving forward. First, the Council received an update from Office   …Continue Reading Highlights of the March 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, March 7, 2014 posted on Mar 7

According to this week’s flu report, while rates of flu-like illness are decreasing, flu still remains elevated across the state.  So remember, even as we transition out of winter and into spring, we can still expect to see flu cases in Massachusetts. If you’re interested in getting vaccinated it’s not too late -   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 7, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, February 28, 2014 posted on Feb 28

As you can see in this week’s flu report, rates of flu-like illness continue to fluctuate across the state, once again illustrating that flu season is not over yet. That’s why we continue to encourage everyone six months or older in the Commonwealth to get a flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 28, 2014