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Weekly Flu Report, December 28, 2018 Posted on Dec 28

The last weekly flu report of 2018 shows that rates of flu-like illness continued to rise over the past seven days. We expect these rates to climb in the coming weeks, so now is the time to get a flu shot – it’s not too late.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 28, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, December 21, 2018 Posted on Dec 21

Rates of flu-like illness continued to rise over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. We can expect these rates to continue to climb as we head further into flu season, so now is the time to get a flu shot   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 21, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, December 14, 2018 Posted on Dec 14

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts increased over the past seven days. In the larger picture flu season doesn’t peak until February or even March, so there is still time to protect yourself from flu and the serious illnesses it   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 14, 2018

Highlights of the December 12th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Dec 12

The December monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a pair of Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by a vote on final regulations and finally an informational presentation from DPH staff on the Department’s programmatic activities. First, the Council took up a Determination   …Continue Reading Highlights of the December 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2018 Posted on Dec 7

Rates of flu-like illness declined over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. But we can expect these rates to rise as we head further into flu season, so now is the time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, December 22, 2017 Posted on Dec 22

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness increased over the past seven days. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, it’s absolutely not too late to protect yourself and your family from the flu this season. Call your health care provider or   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 22, 2017

Highlights of the December 13th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Dec 13

The month’s Public Health Council meeting included a series of informational presentations from DPH leadership and staff. First, the Council received an update from Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH on recently released Q3 2017 opioid overdose data for Massachusetts. Commissioner Bharel also provided a brief update   …Continue Reading Highlights of the December 13th Public Health Council Meeting