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 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), there has been a small blip in the rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. However, this is a normal variation and overall rates remain well below normal for this time time of year. Flu vaccine is still available in many areas, so call your health care provider or local pharmacy to to set up an appointment if you would like to get vaccinated. 

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