This week's flu report shows continuing increases in flu-like illness in the state, which is to be expected as flu season starts to gear up.
This week's report also coincides with National Influenza Vaccination week, which is December 5-11. It's an annual reminder that getting a flu shot is the single best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. We don’t usually see the peak of flu season until February or even March – so there’s still time to get your flu shot. And this year, there’s more vaccine available than ever before. You can search for a clinic in your area on this easy-to-use flu vaccine locator, or contact your health care provider.
Healthy Treats, or Tricks? posted on Oct 25
By Meng Zhang It’s that time of year again. Ghosts, goblins and (often) gooey treats! Do your kids have a sweet tooth? While it’s okay for them to enjoy some of their favorite treats once in a while, it’s always nice to try something different…and …Continue Reading Healthy Treats, or Tricks?
Weekly Flu Report, October 21, 2016 posted on Oct 21
Hello and welcome back to another flu season’s worth of Weekly Flu Reports. Each Friday from now through May you can check back here to see the latest information on the impact of flu in communities across Massachusetts. To kick things off, the first Weekly Flu …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 21, 2016
Highlights of the October 20th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Oct 20
The October monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included a pair of Determination of Need requests, two votes on final amendments to regulations, and three informational briefings for Council members on the status of proposed regulatory amendments which have yet to come for a …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 20th Public Health Council Meeting