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, April 24, 2015 posted on Apr 24
The latest weekly flu report shows a very slight increase in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts since last week’s report. You can view it here.
Celebrate National Infant Immunization Week! posted on Apr 20
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 18-25, 2015. The Department of …Continue Reading Celebrate National Infant Immunization Week!
Weekly Flu Report, April 17, 2015 posted on Apr 17
The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness declined during the past seven days. This is in keeping with how flu season tends to wind down in New England at this time of year. You can help stop the spread of illness …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 17, 2015