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 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

As we've seen in previous weeks, the latest snapshot of flu activity in Massachusetts (Word, PDF) shows declining rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. We're not completely out of the woods yet — in fact, we can expect flu to continue circulating in our community well into spring. If you would like to get vaccinated but haven't had the chance, call ahead to your health care provider or local pharmacy to see where you can get your flu shot close to home.

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