Although this year’s flu season seems less intense than last year, the CDC says they have seen “significant increases” in flu activity in recent weeks.
Flu season has arrived
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu-like illnesses tend to increase in late December to early January and peak in February. Although this year’s flu season seems less intense than last year, the CDC says they have seen “significant increases” in flu activity in recent weeks.
“The MGH has seen an increase in the number of flu cases,” says Andrew Gottlieb, NP, FNP-BC, director of MGH Occupational Health Services. “Typically, we see more severe illness in the elderly and the very young. This year, the flu seems to be affecting young and middle aged adults more so than in past years.”
To maintain both workplace and personal health, Gottlieb says it is important to keep in mind these recommendations:
Haven’t been vaccinated? It’s not too late. Occupational Health Services is offering the flu vaccine – free of charge – to all employees, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm. Call 617-726-2217 for an appointment or just walk into the office located at 165 Charles River Plaza, Suite 404.
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