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.
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