Rates of flu-like illness in the state continued their upward creep this week. If past normal flu seasons are any guide, it's likely that we'll see flu rates hit their peak over the next few weeks. That's the good news — the flip side of that is that we can expect flu to continue circulating in our communities even into spring.
What to do? Get a flu shot if you haven't gotten one already. Plenty of vaccine continues to be available — contact your health care provider, your local health department or pharmacy to find the flu vaccine closest to you.
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