Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
There was a slight dip in flu activty this past week, as illustarted by this week's flu report (Word), but we will have to wait and see if this trend continues.
Getting vaccinated is the single most effective way to protect against the flu, and it’s absolutely not too late to get a flu shot in order to protect yourself and your loved ones. Call your health care provider to schedule an appointment or visit www.mylocalclinic.com to find a flu clinic near you.
Highlights of the August 23rd Public Health Council Meeting posted on Aug 23
This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of Determination of Need (DoN) requests, informational updates on the status of various pending amendments to regulations, final votes on other amendments to regulations, and a pair of informational presentations on pressing public health …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 23rd Public Health Council Meeting
Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines! posted on Aug 22
Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases? There …Continue Reading Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines!
Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month! posted on Aug 15
National Breastfeeding Month is here, and Massachusetts is joining the celebration— Governor Baker has proclaimed August 2016 Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month! Promoting and supporting breastfeeding is a key priority for health care providers and the Department of Public Health. Breastfeeding protects against infection, promotes a healthy …Continue Reading Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month!