Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
This week's flu report (Word, PDF) indicates that rates of flu-like illness continue at relatively the same rate as the previous week. This is all in keeping with the way that flu season tends to ramp up each year. As November leads into December, we'll start to see these numbers rise — so please consider getting a flu shot now if you haven't already done so. Flu vaccine is safe, plentiful, and absolutely the best way to stay healthy this flu season. Get vaccinated by contacting your health care provider, or by searcing for a local flu clinic at www.mylocalclinic.com.
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