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Current Health Advisories

Health Information


Influenza (Flu)

The Seasonal Flu vaccine is more Important Than Ever. Please Get Immunized! Preventing the flu will save lives!  

Flu Resources

HealthMap Vaccine Finder - A free, online service where users can search for locations that offer immunizations. 

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.

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.


First Aid Resources

First Aid Manual

National Resources

If you are struggling and want to speak to someone immediately:

  • Crisis Text Line: Text “GO” to 741741 (trained crisis counselors about anything that’s on your mind; free, 24/7, confidential)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1.800.985.5990 LGBTQ Hotline: 1.888.843.4564
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233
  • Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.4673
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255) 
  • Trevor Project LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1.866.488.7386
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1.888.373.7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)
  • Identify a Victim

Disclaimer: This website is not intended as 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.