Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
This week's flu report (Word, PDF) shows that we are continuing to see low rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. Nevertheless, getting vaccinated is the single best way to keep yourself and your family healthy this flu season and there is still plenty of time to get your flu shot. There is plenty of vaccine still available, so call your health care provider to set up an appointment or find a local flu vaccination clinic at www.mylocalclinic.com.
Getting on the Kale Kick! posted on Aug 24
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Highlights of the August 23rd Public Health Council Meeting posted on Aug 23
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Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines! posted on Aug 22
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