2011 Flu season in Mass: It’s here

Check out the Department of Public Health web site for a reality check on the flu.The state tracks the percentage of patients who show up at doctors’ offices with “influenza-type illness.” The spike in late 2009 marks the time when many thought the H1N1 virus was coming to kill us all

Luckily, it didn’t turn out that way. HINI– AKA swine flu — is still around but no one seems worried about it this year since it was not as deadly as many expected. And, the standard flu vaccine offers some protection.

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