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Have You Had Your Flu Shot Yet? Posted on Oct 12

Have You Had Your Flu Shot Yet?

Flu season is here and it’s time to get your flu shot! Massachusetts public health officials are recommending that everyone take steps to prevent the spread of flu by getting vaccinated now. “Last year’s flu season was among the most severe on record and getting   …Continue Reading Have You Had Your Flu Shot Yet?

Weekly Flu Report, October 12, 2018 Posted on Oct 12

Weekly Flu Report, October 12, 2018

Welcome to the first weekly flu report of the 2018-2019 flu season. Each week between now and the end of May, we’ll post the latest data on the spread of flu in Massachusetts. This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness in the state   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 12, 2018

Highlights of the October 10th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Oct 10

The October meeting of the Public Health Council featured a discussion focused on an approved Determination of Need request, a vote on final amendments to regulations related to the work of the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure, and an informational presentation from DPH staff on   …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 10th Public Health Council Meeting

The End of Mosquito Season? Not Yet. Posted on Sep 18

The End of Mosquito Season?  Not Yet.

The calendar says September, but the Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Boston Public Health Commission, has announced the 12th human case of West Nile virus in Massachusetts.   Health officials say even though it may no longer feel like summertime, it still makes   …Continue Reading The End of Mosquito Season? Not Yet.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month Posted on Sep 13

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

September marks Sepsis Awareness Month, which brings public education and awareness to this serious medical condition that affects hundreds of thousands of people in the United States every year.  Sepsis is caused by the body’s response to infection.  Left untreated, it can lead to tissue   …Continue Reading September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Highlights of the September 12th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Sep 12

The September monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a single Determination of Need request, an update for the Council on some proposed amendments to regulations, a vote to promulgate a set of final regulations, and finally a pair of informational presentations for the   …Continue Reading Highlights of the September 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Vaccines Aren’t Just for Kids! Posted on Aug 27

Did you know you need vaccines throughout your life? Even if you were fully vaccinated as a child, the protection from some vaccines you received can wear off over time and you may need a booster. There also are specific vaccines that you may need   …Continue Reading Vaccines Aren’t Just for Kids!

Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines Posted on Aug 20

Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines

Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases? As   …Continue Reading Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines

A Healthy Start Begins With On-Time Vaccination Posted on Aug 13

A Healthy Start Begins With On-Time Vaccination

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. The purpose of NIAM is to celebrate the benefits of vaccination and to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Vaccinating children   …Continue Reading A Healthy Start Begins With On-Time Vaccination

Highlights of the August 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Aug 8

The August monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included votes on three pending amendments to public health regulations. First, the Council received a request to promulgate amendments to 105 CMR 120.000, The Control of Radiation. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the   …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 8th Public Health Council Meeting