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Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2019 Posted on Jan 11

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness have dropped in Massachusetts over the past seven days. However flu is unpredictable and flu season will continue in New England for a good while to come – so now is the time to get   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2019

Highlights of the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jan 9

The January 2019 monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a three Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by an informational update from DPH staff on the DPH response to a recent public health outbreak in Massachusetts. First, the Council took up three separate   …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, January 4, 2019 Posted on Jan 4

Rates of flu-like illness rose in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. The good news is that it is not too late to protect yourself this flu season by getting a flu shot. There is still plenty of flu vaccine available in   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 4, 2019

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

Life Expectancy Is Up in Massachusetts. Here’s Why. Posted on Dec 27

Life Expectancy Is Up in Massachusetts. Here's Why.

According to our Massachusetts Deaths 2016 report released this week, the average life expectancy of Massachusetts residents rose to 80 years and 8 months in 2016, an increase in longevity that actually runs counter to national trends showing a decline in how long Americans are   …Continue Reading Life Expectancy Is Up in Massachusetts. Here’s Why.

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

DPH Teams Up with the New England Revolution to Fight the Flu Posted on Dec 20

DPH Teams Up with the New England Revolution to Fight the Flu

Have you had your flu shot yet?  Nearly half of those who should get vaccinated don’t get their flu shots, leading to thousands of hospitalizations every year. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the New England Revolution to remind you that while soccer season may   …Continue Reading DPH Teams Up with the New England Revolution to Fight the Flu

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