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Category Archives: Flu Facts

Weekly Flu Report, December 31, 2015 Posted on Dec 31

The final weekly flu report of 2015 shows that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts have risen since last week’s edition. This is in keeping with what we’re seeing in other parts of the country, and how flu season tends to arrive in New England historically.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 31, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, December 24, 2015 Posted on Dec 27

Rates of flu-like illness across the Commonwealth remain low according to the latest flu report. Nevertheless, flu will likely pick up in the New Year so make sure you and your loved ones start 2016 fully vaccinated against the flu. There is plenty of vaccine still   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 24, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, December 18, 2015 Posted on Dec 18

This week’s flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low across the Commonwealth. This is typical for this time of year, however, as many of us will be spending extended time with family and friends over the coming week there is no better time to get   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 18, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, December 11, 2015 Posted on Dec 11

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. This is in keeping with what we normally see at this time of the year – but we can expect that to change as flu season gears up. There   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 11, 2015

3 Simple Steps to Fight the Flu Posted on Dec 7

3 Simple Steps to Fight the Flu

The flu is a serious disease that affects the body’s breathing system, including the nose, throat, and lungs. The most common symptoms include fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Follow these three   …Continue Reading 3 Simple Steps to Fight the Flu

Weekly Flu Report, December 4, 2015 Posted on Dec 4

Rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth have remained low over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. This is in keeping with typical flu trends as we head into December. But in fact we can be confident that flu will   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 4, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, November 20, 2015 Posted on Nov 20

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. In the meantime, the holiday season is fast approaching – and what better way  to stay healthy all the way through than by getting your flu shot? There’s plenty   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 20, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, November 13, 2015 Posted on Nov 13

Rates of flu-like illness remain low in Massachusetts according the latest weekly flu report. But that will change, and there’s no better time to get prepared than by making plans today to get your flu shot. Call your health care provider or local board of   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 13, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, November 6, 2015 Posted on Nov 6

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. If you have yet to get a flu shot for yourself or a loved one, now’s the time to act – call your health care provider or local board of   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 6, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, October 30, 2015 Posted on Oct 30

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu activity in the state remain low, which is in keeping with this time of the year. But flu season will be here before you know it, so why not take the time now to get vaccinated   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 30, 2015