Labor Day's behind us, schools are back in session, and flu season is just around the corner. With that in mind, tune in tonight at 7pm for "Flu Facts: What You Need to Know", a special live half-hour program on WCVB-TV, Channel 5. The program is a way for you to get the latest information on what to expect this flu season from public health and medical experts — including our own Dr. Lauren Smith, MD.
You may have seen Dr. Smith in the first of a series of DPH public service announcements which will be debuting over the course of the next couple of months. Stay tuned for additional DPH Flu Facts info on a TV, radio, newspaper, subway or bus near you!
In the meantime, please join us tonight for "Flu Facts: What You Need to Know" at 7pm on WCVB Channel 5. And of course check back for the latest information as flu season gets underway, right here on this blog and at www.mass.gov/flu.
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