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Weekly Flu Report, May 19, 2017 posted on May 19

Rates of flu-like illness ticked slightly upwards in the past seven days, as compared to the previous week, according to the latest weekly flu report. You can view the report here.

Weekly Flu Report, May 12, 2017 posted on May 15

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness continued to decline over the past seven days. You can view the full report here​.

Weekly Flu Report, May 5, 2017 posted on May 5

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness dropped over the past seven days. The full report can be viewed here.

Weekly Flu Report, April 28, 2017 posted on Apr 28

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness continued to decrease over the past seven days. Even with this current trend, we can expect to see flu continue to circulate in our communities well into springtime. So if you haven’t gotten a flu shot   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 28, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017 posted on Apr 21

The latest weekly flu report shows a drop in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past seven days. Even so, we can expect flu to continue to circulate in our communities well into spring – so it’s not too late to get a flu shot   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, April 14, 2017 posted on Apr 14

The latest weekly flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth – an indication that flu is unpredictable and that flu season isn’t quite over yet. The good news is that there is still plenty of flu vaccine available if you   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 14, 2017

Highlights of the April 12th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Apr 12

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included two informational briefings from Department staff and a final vote on proposed amendments to regulations. First, the Council took up for consideration a final vote on proposed regulation 105 CMR 432.000:  Minimum Requirements for Personal Flotation   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, April 7, 2017 posted on Apr 7

According to this week’s flu report, rates of flu-like illness declined slightly over the past seven days. Even so, flu can stick around well into spring – so there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Call your health care provider or visit   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 7, 2017

National Public Health Week: Infant Mortality

National Public Health Week: Infant Mortality posted on Apr 3

By almost every measure, Massachusetts is one of the healthiest states in the nation. In fact, the United Health Foundation’s Health Rankings Report recently ranked Massachusetts the second healthiest state, behind only Hawaii. Among the findings, we ranked #1 in Senior Health and #1 in Women   …Continue Reading National Public Health Week: Infant Mortality

Weekly Flu Report, March 31, 2017 posted on Mar 31

Rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Regardless of the weekly trends, we know that we can expect to see flu continue to circulate in our communities well into spring – so there is still plenty   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 31, 2017