Colds and Flu
Flu Information for Physicians
Lists manufacturers, formulations available, and contact information.
Flu vaccine recommendations from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Recent advisories and guidance from the Mass. Department of Public Health for physicians, institutions and pharmacies.
When healthcare employees get vaccinated, they protect their patients as well as themselves. Use this kit to help plan an employee flu immunization campaign at your hospital or practice.
Treatment of Viral Respiratory Infections
Information and resources for physicians, including sample treatment algorithms, when antibiotics are indicated and tips and handouts to improve improving patient satisfaction when they’re not.
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Flu Information for Patients
Information about vaccines, prevention and treatment
Massachusetts Public Flu Clinic Finder
Knowing the difference will help you determine the most effective treatment.
Awareness of symptoms; steps to take; warning signs that it's an emergency
Guidelines to follow until you can talk to your doctor
Handwashing guidelines for kids; food preparation guidelines; "Soapy" coloring books, brochures and posters
Information from the Mass. Department of Public Health
Latest News & Resources
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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