Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
- John Ness
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Needham than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Needham-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was also considered high at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Needham that offer the vaccine: According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five states – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee – are reporting flu rates not normally seen until January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The …
Needham Health Department will offer immunizations for 2011-12.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Submitted by the Needham Public Health Department The Needham Public Health Department wants to reassure you that, despite funding cutbacks in the state immunization program, we will continue to provide flu vaccine for this upcoming season. We will be holding flu clinics as we always have—so don’t feel you need to rush elsewhere to get your shots. It was necessary for us to purchase influenza vaccine this year and we will be billing Medicare and most private insurances. Everyone will need to bring insurance cards/information. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommends influenza vaccine for all people 6 months of age and older. Vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of severe influenza and their close …