Flu activity continues to be very low across the Commonwealth, which is about right for this time of year. But we'll definitely see these figures going up as flu season gets into gear later in November and December, so now's the time to get a flu vaccine. One flu shot does it all this year — no need for a separate H1N1 shot like last year. And we continue to see ever-increasing amounts of flu vaccine in the state. So make plans to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy this flu season. Contact your health care provider or look for locations in your area that are offering flu shots by visiting this online flu vaccine locator.
The Holidays Are Fast Approaching! posted on Nov 18
The holiday season brings a lot of fun, but can be stressful at times. Try focusing on seeing things through your child’s eyes. Chances are the traditions and memories you make are what children will grow up to remember, not the gifts or fancy meals. …Continue Reading The Holidays Are Fast Approaching!
Weekly Flu Report, November 14, 2014 posted on Nov 17
The latest weekly flu report shows an increase in the rate of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past seven days. This is to be expected at this time of year in New England, and it’s a great reminder that if you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, there …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 14, 2014
A Vital Partnership Between Public Health and Community Development posted on Nov 13
Some see transportation, housing, agriculture, and community and economic development as non-traditional partners when it comes to community planning. But here at DPH we see them as a natural fit. That’s because if we’re going to increase opportunities for active living and healthy eating – …Continue Reading A Vital Partnership Between Public Health and Community Development