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Category Archives: Flu Facts

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

Weekly Flu Report, February 7, 2014 Posted on Feb 7

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness dipped slightly in the Commonwealth in the past seven days. Flu is unpredictable though, and it’s too soon to say whether we’ve seen the peak of flu season just yet. In any event there is   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 7, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, January 31, 2014 Posted on Jan 31

As illustrated by this week’s flu report, rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts have once again increased over the past week and, as we know, flu activity can continue well into February and March.  That’s why we continue to encourage everyone six months or older in   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 31, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, January 24, 2014 Posted on Jan 24

This week’s flu report shows that after the brief dip we saw over the past two weeks, the number of reported flu cases has once again begun to increase – a clear indication that flu is unpredictable and flu season is certainly not over yet. All   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 24, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, January 17, 2014 Posted on Jan 17

The latest weekly flu report shows that flu continues to circulate widely in our communities, which is in keeping with how flu typically spreads at this time of year in this part of the country. We can expect to see elevated levels of flu activity well   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 17, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, January 10, 2014 Posted on Jan 10

Rates of flu-like illness remain elevated in Massachusetts as noted in the latest weekly flu report. But even though flu season is definitely upon us there is still time to protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot. There is still plenty of flu vaccine   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 10, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, January 3, 2014 Posted on Jan 3

The first weekly flu report of the new year shows that rates of flu-like illness continued their upward climb in the past seven days. This is consistent with how flu season tends to play out in this part of the country. If history is any guide,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 3, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, December 27, 2013 Posted on Dec 27

This week’s flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness continue to spike upwards in Massachusetts as we head into winter. There is still time to protect yourself and your family from getting or spreading the flu — get a flu shot! Plenty of flu vaccine   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 27, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, December 20, 2013 Posted on Dec 20

You’ll note a slight uptick in the rate of flu-like illness in the latest weekly flu report, indicating that flu season is gearing up as it usually does at this time of year. The good news is that there is still plenty of time to protect   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 20, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, December 13, 2013 Posted on Dec 13

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in the amount of flu-like illness in the state, when compared to last week. These types of slight weekly variations in flu rates shouldn’t distract from the overall fact that we can expect flu rates to climb   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 13, 2013