This week's flu report shows that we continue to see relatively low amounts of flu-like illness in the state. This is to be expected at this time of the season. However, we can expect that these numbers will begin to rise in the not-very-distant future — so there's no time like the present to get a flu shot to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy this flu season. There's more vaccine available this year than ever before, and you can find yours by calling your health care provider, or by searching this online flu clinic database for community-based flu clinics in your area.
Sharing the Massachusetts Approach to Fighting a National Epidemic posted on May 21
Today I had the distinct pleasure of appearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at a hearing entitled “What are the State Governments Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?”. It was an honor …Continue Reading Sharing the Massachusetts Approach to Fighting a National Epidemic
Weekly Flu Report, May 15, 2015 posted on May 15
Rates of flu-like illness continued to decline over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. The full report can be viewed here.
Highlights of the May 13th Public Health Council Meeting posted on May 13
This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational updates and presentations from various DPH programs. First, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management Director Mary Clark provided an overview of DPH’s activities to support the health and medical aspects of the …Continue Reading Highlights of the May 13th Public Health Council Meeting