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Influenza (Flu) Information

Influenza activity is still rising in the U.S. and is expected to continue for several weeks.

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. This season's flu vaccines are reducing risk of illness by nearly half. Anyone who had not yet gotten vaccinated this season, should do it now.

Latest FluView report shows #flu activity continues to increase and is widespread in most of the U.S. For more information visit the CDC website or check out Influenza basic facts.

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Flu Resources

Visit CDC’s website to find out what to do if you get sick with the flu and how to care for someone at home who is sick with the flu. www.cdc.gov

Important note: This website is not intended to be a substitute for proper medical care, only a supplement to it. If you believe you have a medical problem, please contact your family doctor or physician.


Public Health Advisory - Opiate Overdose

The City of Worcester Division of Public Health is concerned about an increase in deaths related to opiate overdoses in recent days. Preliminary testing indicates that contaminated heroin may be available on the streets. If you witness a suspected drug overdose please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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