Lisa Gordon rolled up her sleeve for a flu shot Monday, finally prompted by a Center for Disease report that flu is now widespread in Massachusetts.
For the first time there are vaccines that protect against four strains of influenza.
Students returning to classes from winter break were greeted with warning signs and flu kits.
Boston’s public health commissioner says more than 6,000 people got flu shots at nearly two dozen free clinics across the city, after officials announced that a child under 6 died after being diagnosed with the flu.
A child under the age of six who had influenza has died.
As Massachusetts faces a spike in the number of influenza cases, health officials in towns across the state say they’re running out of vaccinations.
The flu season is more severe in New Hampshire than in recent years, but the state public health director says it’s not yet to the point of alarming.
State officials are offering reassurances that there is plenty of vaccine still available for people who are still looking to get a flu shot.
The flu is nothing to sneeze at.
WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager counted how many times she came into contact with germs in Boston.