This information was updated on January 11, 2013.
The Burlington Board of Health has been informed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) that influenza numbers are on the rise. Each year the Board of Health holds flu clinics to vaccinate against influenza. The Board of Health has already held clinics this past fall 2012. Some of the ways these clinics were advertised were in local papers, the town website, the town television station (BCAT) and throughout town buildings. Currently, we do not have any flu vaccine and are not holding flu clinics to vaccinate residents against influenza at this time. If additional vaccine becomes available, information will be posted on our website and advertised. The Board of Health is directing inquiries for flu vaccine opportunities to the website www.mylocalclinic.com for more information regarding public flu clinics.
In response to the MDPH report that influenza cases are on the rise, the Burlington Board of Health would like to take the time to remind you, and those you care for, of ways to minimize and/or prevent contracting and spreading the flu this flu season. The Board of Health would like to emphasize the four ways to prevent and/or minimize contracting the flu.
1. Good Hand Hygiene
2. Cover Your Cough
3. Get Vaccinated Against the Flu
4. Stay Home if You are Sick
Cover Your Cough (brochure)
Cover Your Cough (poster)
Flu Facts Coloring Book
Proper Hand Washing
Handwashing Tips for Kids
Handwashing Tips for Parents and Caregivers
Handwashing Tips for Teachers and Day Care Providers
Minimize Cold and Flu Germs at Home