flu shot http://wamc.org en Region Still Hard Hit by Flu Outbreak http://wamc.org/post/region-still-hard-hit-flu-outbreak <p></p><p>The influenza outbreak that came early this year to many in the region is reported as widespread across the country. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard took a closer look at how the virus is affecting the region, and how governments are trying to contain the spread...</p><p></p><p>Mike Leary, spokesman for Berkshire Health Systems, echoed a sentiment being felt by healthcare organizations across the region….</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:31:50 +0000 Lucas Willard 55900 at http://wamc.org Region Still Hard Hit by Flu Outbreak Mass. Officials: Flu Shot Still Available http://wamc.org/post/mass-officials-flu-shot-still-available <p>BOSTON (AP) - State officials are offering reassurances that there is plenty of vaccine still available for people who are still looking to get a flu shot.</p><p>Interim public health commissioner Lauren Smith said Thursday the state has distributed 760,000 doses of vaccine so far this season, and there remains ample supply. She said officials are working with local boards of health that are looking to open public clinics to meet the demand for flu shots.</p><p>Officials say there have been 6,000 laboratory confirmed cases of flu in Massachusetts and 18 flu-related deaths.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 55506 at http://wamc.org Mass. Officials: Flu Shot Still Available