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Weekly Flu Report, February 19, 2016 Posted on Feb 19

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decline in the rate of flu-like illness in the state in the past seven days. Flu can be unpredictable, however, so it’s too soon to say whether this is a temporary decline or not. In any event, we   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 19, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, February 12, 2016 Posted on Feb 12

Rates of flu-like illness continued to climb over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. This is consistent with what we typically see at this point of flu season in years past. And if prior flu seasons are any indication, we can   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 12, 2016

Highlights from the February 10th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Feb 10

This month’s Public Health Council meeting featured a series of presentations and discussions on proposed amendments to regulations, followed by informational updates on select Department initiatives. First the Council received updates from the Department on the status of proposed amendments to regulations related to: Safety Requirement for   …Continue Reading Highlights from the February 10th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, February 5, 2016 Posted on Feb 5

The latest weekly flu report shows that flu rates rose again in Massachusetts during the past 7 days. It’s absolutely not too late to get a flu shot if you haven’t already. As a matter of fact, we can expect flu to continue to circulate in   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, February 5, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, January 29, 2016 Posted on Jan 29

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness climbed slightly in the past seven days. We can expect to see flu continue to circulate in our communities even into springtime – so there is still time to get a flu shot and   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 29, 2016

Weekly Flu Report, January 22, 2016 Posted on Jan 22

Rates of flu-like illness have ticked up during the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. As we come to the end of January, it’s safe to say that we will continue to see flu circulate in Massachusetts well into March and   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 22, 2016

A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer: Learn More about the HPV Vaccine Posted on Jan 21

A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer: Learn More about the HPV Vaccine

As parents, we do everything we can to protect our children’s health – for today and for the future. Now there is a powerful weapon to prevent several types of cancer in our sons and daughters: the HPV vaccine. All kids who are 11 or   …Continue Reading A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer: Learn More about the HPV Vaccine

Weekly Flu Report, January 15, 2016 Posted on Jan 15

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness have decreased slightly in the past seven days. Flu can be unpredictable, though, so it’s far too soon to tell whether this will continue. The best way to keep yourself healthy this flu season is   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 15, 2016

Highlights of the January 13th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jan 13

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included one vote on final amendments to regulations, and informational updates related to a series of proposed amendments to regulations which are not yet ready for final consideration by the Council. First, the Council received an update   …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, January 8, 2016 Posted on Jan 8

The first weekly flu report of 2016 shows that rates of flu-like illness ticked up slightly over the past seven days – an increase that’s in keeping with what we’re seeing across the country. In the meantime, one New Year’s resolution that’s easy to keep is   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 8, 2016