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Influenza (Flu)

According to national statistics, elevated Influenza Activity: Influenza B/Victoria and A(H1N1)pdm09 Viruses are the Predominant Viruses. Influenza-like illness (ILI, defined by fever >100°F and cough and/or sore throat). Your best protection is the Flu shot so please remember the following:

  • It is not too late to get your FLU shot! A flu shot is the best protection to prevent flu illness and serious flu complications, including hospitalization. 
  • Wash your hands often, and thoroughly, and encourage hand hygiene and cough etiquette.
  • Stay away from sick people.

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. 

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. www.cdc.gov


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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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.