Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
As you can see in this week's flu report (Word|PDF), the rates of flu-like illness are up slightly from last week. However, it is not uncommon to see these sorts of small fluctuations throughout the season. Nevertheless, it is still not too late to get vaccinated. Call your health care provider or visit a local pharmacy – there is still plenty of vaccine available. In the meantime, be sure to cover your coughs with your elbow, wash your hands often with soap and water and stay home from school or work if you are feeling sick.
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