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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

Weekly Flu Report, February 21, 2014 posted on Feb 21

Rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts have dipped slightly, according to the latest weekly flu report. But rest assured that there is still plenty of flu season yet to come, and if you have not gotten a flu shot it’s absolutely not too late. Call your   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 21, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, February 14, 2014 posted on Feb 14

Rates of flu-like illness ticked upwards in the past 7 days, according to the latest weekly flu report. It’s yet another indication that flu continues to circulate in our communities, and yet another reason to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already this   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 14, 2014