Don't be fooled by the milder temperatures the past couple of days — as this week's flu report indicates, rates of flu-like illness continue to climb across Massachusetts. Flu season doesn't usually hit its peak until late February or early March, and flu continues to spread well into spring. So there's no time like the present to take advantage of the abundant supplies of flu vaccine still available. You can contact your health care provider to get a shot, or search this database to find the nearest flu clinic near you.
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
Domestic Violence Awareness Month posted on Oct 17
Many women experiencing domestic violence suffer in silence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the opportunity to shine the light on a public health issue impacting millions of people in America. Women experiencing domestic violence no longer need to suffer in silence; always remember …Continue Reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month