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.
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