Free flu clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess - Needham.
Needham Flu Shots
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The hospital is hoping to keep visitors at a minimum during the flu outbreak.
With a flu epidemic affecting much of the country, local hospitals are hoping to protect their patients by keeping visits to a minimum. The Beth Israel Deaconness Hospital Needham website has announced a few restrictions on visitors to help stop the spread of the Flu. As of Jan 14, restrictions include: Newton-Wellesley Hospital has put similar restrictions in place to help limit the spread of the flu virus, according to the hospital's website. The visitor limitations include: The Flu Season Is Here, so here is where to Get Flu Shots in Needham but be sure to call the pharmacy beforehand to make sure vaccines are available. For more information on how to prevent the flu, check out these tips from the CDC.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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 …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Whether you are a regular to the flu vaccine or an “I never get it” kind of reader, the total vaccine story may not be one you’ve ever stopped to investigate.
Editor's note: The following originally appeared as a "Health Happenings" column on Milford Patch. "What are your thoughts on the flu vaccine?" is a question I am asked daily. It truly comes down to informed consent and personal philosophy. We live in a country with much propaganda for vaccines. I was checking out at Rite Aid this week and I heard the cashiers asking all the customers if they had received the flu shot yet. If someone responded with “No,” the employee would say “our pharmacy has them and it is free with your insurance, you really need to get one so you won’t get the flu.” … and a column was born. At this time of year everyone in the family over 6 months old is encouraged to have the influenza vaccine. This recommendation …