Colds and Flu: News & Resources

  • Zika Virus April 26, 2016

    Zika is a virus, most often spread by mosquitoes, which can cause fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. In pregnant women who become infected with Zika virus, it is possible for the virus to spread to the baby.

  • ACIP issues 2015-16 Flu Vaccine Recommendations September 28, 2015

    Vital Signs, October 2015 - In August, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) published its 2015–16 Influenza Vaccine Recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

  • Facts About the Flu January 25, 2013

  • If You Get the Flu January 24, 2013

  • MMS Flu Advisory: January 11, 2013 January 11, 2013

  • Treatment of Viral Respiratory Infections March 9, 2012

  • Colds, Flu, and Bronchitis: Treatment and Care January 23, 2012

     

  • Employee Flu Immunization Campaign Kit June 27, 2008

    The kit includes facts, worksheets, promotional materials, tips, and step-by-step instructions on how to plan and conduct a successful employee flu immunization campaign.

  • Look Out for Emergency Warning Signs April 29, 2008

    YOUR HEALTH FIRST is a public health promotion campaign from the Massachusetts Medical Society.

  • Are You at High Risk for Flu Complications? April 29, 2008

    YOUR HEALTH FIRST is a public health promotion campaign from the Massachusetts Medical Society.

  • Myths and Facts About Flu Vaccines April 29, 2008

    YOUR HEALTH FIRST is a public health promotion campaign from the Massachusetts Medical Society.

  • How to Wash Your Hands Coloring Book (pdf) December 5, 2007

    GoodHealthIsInYourHandsA COLORING BOOK THAT TEACHES YOU HOW AND WHEN TO WASH YOUR HANDS!“soapy”tmA Note to Parents about handwashing for better HealthEvery year, one million Massachusetts residents get sick from bacteria transmitted by dirty hands. Poor handwashing can result in stomach illness,...

  • Soapy Baseball Card (pdf) December 5, 2007

    1. Use warm running water 2. Use plenty of soap 3. Rub your hands together for 20 seconds, scrubbing between fingers and on the backs of your hands. Sing the first part of the birthday song — that’s 20 seconds. 4. Rinse thoroughly 5. Dry your hands Many times a day Scrub the germs away! • Before...

  • Flu Season Resources for Health Care Providers November 30, 2006

    Includes information about the Influenza Availability Tracking System and National Influenza Vaccination Week, as well as updates on state-sponsored flu vaccine supply and purchasing information.

  • Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist for Medical Offices and Clinics March 21, 2006

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed the following checklist to help medical offices and ambulatory clinics assess and improve their preparedness for responding to pandemic influenza.

  • What is the Flu? December 19, 2005

    YOUR HEALTH FIRST is a public health promotion campaign from the Massachusetts Medical Society.

  • Useful Links December 19, 2005

    YOUR HEALTH FIRST is a public health promotion campaign from the Massachusetts Medical Society.

  • Protect Yourself December 19, 2005

    YOUR HEALTH FIRST is a public health promotion campaign from the Massachusetts Medical Society.

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu? October 12, 2004

  • Simple Handwashing Rules for the Flu Season December 18, 2003

    Tips on handwashing and food preparation. Links to free education resources for children.


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