Friday, January 11, 2013
Just January, but 18 deaths and more than 5,000 confirmed flu cases reported in Massachusetts.
The Town of Framingham ran out of flu vaccines on Wednesday, said health Director Ethan Mascoop Thursday. "We are trying to get more," Mascoop said. The town started with 2,500 doses. Although it is very early into January, the state has reported 18 deaths and more than 5,000 confirmed flu cases this season. The City of Boston declared a public health emergency on Wednesday. “Last year, we had trouble giving it away because there was not much news about (flu shots) and relatively little flu,” said Mascoop to the Boston Herald. “It’s unfortunate that we have to say we don’t have it. We want to be able to provide it to everyone. That’s our goal.” Dr. Lauren Smith of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health told the Boston Herald the …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Natural medicine cabinet author to sign book today, million dollar murder mystery tonight, free flu vaccines today at McCarthy, Senator hosts senior health and wellness fair and annual Plymouth Church fair featured in today column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. There will be a free flu clinic at McCarthy Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both flu shots (ages 6 months and up) and flu mist (for healthy people age 2 - 49 years) are available. There will also be the adult pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine (Tdap) as well as pneumonia vaccine available. If you have health insurance, please bring your card with you. 2. Tickets available until noon today for tonight's final performance of the Million Dollar Murder Mystery dinner theatre performed by Framingham Community Theatre. Show starts at 7 at Village Hall. No tickets will be sold at the door. …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Drivers received flu shots through their cars' windows outside at the MetroWest Physician Services’ 2nd annual "Drive-Thru” Flu-Vaccine Clinic.
The MetroWest Physician Services hosted its 2nd annual Drive-Thru” Flu-Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, where they administered flu shots to motorists through car windows.