Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Rates of flu-like illness are still relatively low in the state, as measured by this week's flu report. (Weekly_flu_report_10-26-12) The good news is that there's still time to prepare for flu season by getting a flu shot. There is plenty of flu vaccine available across the state, and you can get yours either at your health care provider's office or by searching for a local flu clinic in your area at www.mylocalclinic.com.
And speaking of being prepared, you might have heard about Hurricane Sandy which is currently making her way north from the Caribbean Sea. We still don't know the exact path the storm will take, or what impact it might have on New England. But in the meantime now is a great time to learn some basic ways that you can get prepared just in case.
Weekly Flu Report, December 19, 2014 posted on Dec 19
Rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days in Massachusetts, as indicated in the latest weekly flu report. Flu season doesn’t tend to peak until later in February or even March – so there is still plenty of time to get vaccinated …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 19, 2014
Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014 posted on Dec 12
This week’s flu report shows a slight dip in rates of flu-like illness since last week’s report – which is entirely in keeping with the unpredictable nature of flu season. One thing we know for sure is that no matter what, the single best way to …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014
Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014 posted on Dec 10
The December monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured the consideration of one Determination of Need (DoN) request, two votes on final amendments to existing regulations, and an informational presentation to the Council on a key DPH community initiative. First, the Council took up …Continue Reading Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014