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Weekly Flu Report, February 17, 2017 posted on Feb 17

Rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, it’s not too late – there’s still plenty of flu vaccine available. Call your health care provider or local board   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 17, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, February 10, 2017 posted on Feb 10

Rates of flu-like illness continued to increase over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. The good news is that there is still time to protect yourself this flu season by getting a flu shot. There is plenty of vaccine available –   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 10, 2017

Highlights of the February 8th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Feb 8

The February monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of Determination of Need requests, a vote on final regulations, a procedural clarification related to another final regulation which was approved by the Council in January, and an informational briefing for Council members   …Continue Reading Highlights of the February 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, February 3, 2017 posted on Feb 3

This week’s flu report shows an increase in rates of flu-like illness over the past 7 days. Flu season doesn’t peak here in New England until mid-February or even March, so if you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, it’s absolutely not too late. There is still   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 3, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, January 27, 2017 posted on Jan 27

Rates of flu-like illness have risen over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu season in this part of the country doesn’t tend to peak until February or even March, so there is still plenty of reason to get a flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 27, 2017

Weekly Flu Report, January 20, 2017 posted on Jan 20

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days. We’ve seen these rates head up and down over the past few weeks, which is an indication of how unpredictable flu can be. Here in New England, most flu   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 20, 2017

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