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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- John Ness
Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in some parts of the country: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Boston than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now; it was considered moderate at this time last year, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in Woburn that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): 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 January, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season …
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With Halloween almost here, flu season has begun. How can you protect yourself? Many health officials recommend arming yourself with a flu shot. The Board of Health is holding free flu clinic next Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Joyce Middle School. The clinic is for anyone over the age of 5 who is a Woburn resident. Although free, you must show a health insurance card when getting your shot. In addition to the city's flu clinic, residents can also grab a flu shot from several stores with pharmacies. In Woburn, the CVS stores at 415 Main St. and the Woburn Mall are offering walk-in flu shots in the pharmacy. West Siders can head over the line into Burlington at 34 Cambridge Road, as well. You can also make an appointment online, if …