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Weekly Flu Report, May 22, 2015 Posted on May 22

Rates of flu-like illness continued to decline during the last 7 days, as noted in the latest weekly flu report which can be viewed here.

Sharing the Massachusetts Approach to Fighting a National Epidemic Posted on May 21

Today I had the distinct pleasure of appearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at a hearing entitled “What are the State Governments Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?”.  It was an honor   …Continue Reading Sharing the Massachusetts Approach to Fighting a National Epidemic

Weekly Flu Report, May 15, 2015 Posted on May 15

Rates of flu-like illness continued to decline over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. The full report can be viewed here.

Highlights of the May 13th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on May 13

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of informational updates and presentations from various DPH programs. First, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management Director Mary Clark provided an overview of DPH’s activities to support the health and medical aspects of the   …Continue Reading Highlights of the May 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, May 8, 2015 Posted on May 8

Rates of flu-like illness decreased in the past week, according to the latest weekly flu report which can be viewed here.

Weekly Flu Report, May 1, 2015 Posted on May 1

Rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts increased slightly in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. You can view the entire report here.

Weekly Flu Report, April 24, 2015 Posted on Apr 24

The latest weekly flu report shows a very slight increase in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts since last week’s report. You can view it here.

Celebrate National Infant Immunization Week! Posted on Apr 20

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 18-25, 2015. The Department of   …Continue Reading Celebrate National Infant Immunization Week!

Weekly Flu Report, April 17, 2015 Posted on Apr 17

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness declined during the past seven days. This is in keeping with how flu season tends to wind down in New England at this time of year. You can help stop the spread of illness   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 17, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, April 10, 2015 Posted on Apr 10

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight dip in rates of flu-like activity in Massachusetts over the past seven days. It’s important to note that flu does continue to circulate in our communities, which is why it’s so important that we continue to take   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 10, 2015