It's not too late to get vaccinated.
Arlington has 77 confirmed cases of the flu so far this season, a more than 15-fold increase over the town’s five confirmed cases last season, Christine Connolly, the town’s director of health and human services, wrote in an email Thursday evening. And the 77 confirmed cases only represent a fraction of people in town who have had the flu, according to Connolly. “The confirmed cases are only those that are tested by a doctor or at a hospital,” she wrote. “The actual number of cases is expected to be much higher.” This flu season started in early December. The last flu season went from late March through early April, Connolly wrote. Boston Under ‘Public Health Emergency’ Arlington is one of many communities in Massachusetts experiencing a …
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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- John Ness
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Massachusetts than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Arlington-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in and near Arlington that offer the vaccine: More locations 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 …