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Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2019 Posted on Jan 18

Rates of flu-like illness dipped slightly in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. However there is still plenty of flu season to come, and the good news is that it is not too late to get a flu shot if   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 18, 2019

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

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

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, November 30, 2018 Posted on Nov 30

Rates of flu-like illness rose over the past seven days according to the latest weekly flu report. The good news is that there is still time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already. Flu vaccine is available across the state at multiple locations,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 30, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, November 21, 2018 Posted on Nov 21

The latest weekly flu report indicates an increase in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. We expect these numbers to rise as we head deeper into flu season, so now is the time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 21, 2018

Weekly Flu Report, November 16, 2018 Posted on Nov 16

The latest weekly flu report indicates an increase in rates of flu-like illness over the past seven days. We expect these numbers to rise as we head deeper into flu season, so now is the time to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 16, 2018

Use the Right Tool for the Job Posted on Nov 13

Use the Right Tool for the Job

Just as a hammer is the wrong tool to shovel snow, an antibiotic is the wrong “tool” to treat infections caused by viruses, including colds and flu. Antibiotics only fight infections caused by bacteria. Like all medications they can be harmful and should only be   …Continue Reading Use the Right Tool for the Job