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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

Weekly Flu Report, December 31, 2015 Posted on Dec 31

The final weekly flu report of 2015 shows that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts have risen since last week’s edition. This is in keeping with what we’re seeing in other parts of the country, and how flu season tends to arrive in New England historically.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 31, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, December 24, 2015 Posted on Dec 27

Rates of flu-like illness across the Commonwealth remain low according to the latest flu report. Nevertheless, flu will likely pick up in the New Year so make sure you and your loved ones start 2016 fully vaccinated against the flu. There is plenty of vaccine still   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 24, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, December 18, 2015 Posted on Dec 18

This week’s flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low across the Commonwealth. This is typical for this time of year, however, as many of us will be spending extended time with family and friends over the coming week there is no better time to get   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 18, 2015