Every holiday season, millions of Americans travel to spend time and celebrate with their friends and family. In preparation for these busy travel days, crowded airports, and bustling holiday parties, the CDC has launched the National Travelers’ Health Public Awareness Campaign to help travelers prepare for their trips and stay healthy throughout the holiday season.
The CDC urges people to stay informed about what to do if they get sick while they’re away and to take the following steps when planning their travel:
– Travel only when you are feeling well.
– Wash your hands often, and carry alcohol-based hand sanitizer to use when warm water and soap aren’t available.
– Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use your inner elbow, rather than your hands.
– Get vaccinated for both seasonal and H1N1 flu, once they are available, especially if you are a member of a priority group.
You can find more information on the Campaign on the CDC’s website at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/novel-h1n1-flu.aspx.
We encourage all residents to utilize the comments section on this blog to engage with us and each other. While we cannot respond to every comment or question directly, we find them very helpful to understand your questions and concerns and plan for future posts.
Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time! posted on Apr 24
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 22-29, 2017. One of the …Continue Reading Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time!
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