Another Flu Reminder

The federal CDC estimates during last year’s (2017-2018) flu season, 49 million people got the flu, requiring 960,000 hospitalizations, and resulting in 79,000 deaths. This burden was higher than any season since the 2009 pandemic and serves as a reminder of how severe seasonal influenza can be.  Luckily, the flu hasn’t really broken out in Massachusetts yet but the rates are still above last year’s record levels. So get vaccinated!