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 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

This week's flu report (Word, PDF) shows that we are continuing to see elevated flu activity across the state and are now at "moderate" activity for the first time this season.

Getting vaccinated continues to be the best – and easiest – way to keep you and your family healthy this flu season. And it's not too late – flu rates typically don't peak until late February or March. There's still plenty of flu vaccine available, so call your health care provider to set up an appointment — or find a local flu clinic at www.mylocalclinic.com. In the meantime, we hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year! 

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