This week's report shows that flu-like illness continues to hum along at a fairly low level, as we enter into the new year; however those rates arelikely to rise significantly as our flu season in New England kicks into high gear during January and February. Make a new year's resolution that's actually easy to keep — get a flu shot while the coast is still clear. Flu vaccine continues to be available by calling your health care provider or looking for a local flu clinic at this online searchable database. Best wishes for a safe and restful New Year's weekend, and see you in 2012!
Highlights of the August 23rd Public Health Council Meeting posted on Aug 23
This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of Determination of Need (DoN) requests, informational updates on the status of various pending amendments to regulations, final votes on other amendments to regulations, and a pair of informational presentations on pressing public health …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 23rd Public Health Council Meeting
Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines! posted on Aug 22
Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases? There …Continue Reading Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines!
Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month! posted on Aug 15
National Breastfeeding Month is here, and Massachusetts is joining the celebration— Governor Baker has proclaimed August 2016 Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month! Promoting and supporting breastfeeding is a key priority for health care providers and the Department of Public Health. Breastfeeding protects against infection, promotes a healthy …Continue Reading Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month!