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Friday, January 18, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Some stores in Waltham still have flu shots available.
With a widespread outbreak of the flu in the Boston area, several Waltham stores, as of Jan. 14, still had flu shots available, according to a check of local pharmacies. Walgreens -- Flu shots available as of Jan. 14 CVS (Lexington Street) -- Flu shots still available as of Jan. 14. CVS (Linden Street) -- No flu shots available as of Jan. 14, except for individuals over 65. CVS (Harvard Street) -- No flu shots available as of Jan. 14. Doctors Express -- Flu shots still available as of Jan. 14. Mount Auburn Hospital will hold a free flu shot clinic on Jan. 16 - 17 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Belmont Savings Bank in Belmont Center, according to a press release. NOTE: Please call your doctor or pharmacy to verify flu shot availability before …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Find out where you can get a flu shot in Waltham.
The City of Waltham government has two flu vaccine doses left as it deals with an uptick in recent diagnoses of the flu in Waltham, according to the city’s health director. As of Jan. 7, 104 Waltham residents had been diagnosed with influenza, quadruple the number of cases it had seen over the same time period last year, according to Waltham Health Department Director Walter Sweder. "There definitely is an increase in the rate of influenza in the community, in comparison to the last several years," Sweder told Waltham Patch. The news comes as Boston declared a public health emergency on Jan. 9 due to a widesperad outbreak of the flu. In Boston, there have been more than 700 reported cases in the city so far this flu season, according to …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Flu outbreaks are earlier than normal in the area.
The Red Cross said there's still time for folks to get flu shots and be vaccinated against what The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) calls "widespread" flu activity in Massachusetts How do you prevent the flu? According to the CDC, in addition to getting the vaccine, you can: How do you know if you have the virus? Symptoms include: high fever, severe body aches, headache, being extremely tired, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, vomiting and/or diarrhea (which is more common in children). When should you call the doctor? According to the Red Cross, if you think you have the flu, your doctor should be consulted immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms: Where to get a flu shot CVS (Linden Street) CVS (Lexington Street…