Monday, January 14, 2013
As of last week, Braintree had 23 confirmed cases of the flu, up from two last year.
UPDATED: The Braintree Department of Health still has 84 flu vaccines available for free by appointment, and an urgent care center on Granite Street also reports being fully stocked with the drug. Last week, Braintree had 158 doses, Chief of Staff and Operations Peter Morin said. Since last fall, the town has provided 1,686 vaccines. Because of the town's surplus, there are no plans to order more vaccines, Morin said. Residents can call 781-794-8090 to schedule an appointment. "We're carefully monitoring it," he said. As of last week, Braintree had 23 confirmed cases of the flu, up from two last year. Doctor's Express, an urgent care center new to Braintree, reported Monday morning that it is fully stocked with vaccines. They are available…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Free flu shots remain available in Braintree through the health department.
Flu outbreaks are being reported throughout the country, and here in Braintree officials have counted 23 confirmed cases, up from two for the entire season last year. The town conducted several flu clinics this past fall and still has vaccines in stock, Chief of Staff and Operations Peter Morin said in an email Thursday. In addition to the 23 confirmed so far, Braintree likely has "significantly more unreported cases," Morin said. With more than 700 confirmed cases in Boston – 10 times the number of average cases last year – Mayor Thomas Menino declared a health emergency Wednesday morning. The health department had 158 doses of flu vaccine remaining as of Thursday morning, Morin said. They are available to Braintree residents free of …
Friday, December 14, 2012
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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Friday, December 14, 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. (Braintree-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 Braintree that offer the vaccine: CVS at 884 Washington St. Rite Aid 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 …