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Waning immunity allowed Massachusetts mumps outbreaks

In 2016 and 2017, the number of mumps cases in Massachusetts was 250 and 170, respectively, a large increase from the average of 10 cases annually in the state. Most patients in these outbreaks had been vaccinated, and…

Climate in the clinic

Climate change—and how it affects health—should be front and center for doctors, health care workers, and hospitals, said speakers at a symposium.

Instagram remains a hotbed of vaccine misinformation

Leaders of the social media platform Instagram said months ago that they would take steps to curb the spread of misinformation about vaccines, but anti-vaccine content remains prevalent on the platform, according to news reports. A February 2,…

Probing public health issues in Massachusetts

Massachusetts may rank as one of the healthiest states in the U.S., but it lags behind countries that are similarly wealthy and industrialized. In a podcast for CommonWealth Magazine, Monica Bharel, MPH ’12, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of…

When to get a flu vaccine? Later may be better.

It’s “probably best” for people to wait to later in the flu season to get a flu shot, according to Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Lipsitch, who was quoted in…

Overcoming misinformation about vaccines

August 20, 2019 – With misinformation and mistrust about vaccines on the rise, the World Health Organization named vaccine hesitancy as one of 10 global health threats for 2019. At Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Gillian…