As it monitors the unfolding flu epidemic, the Boston Public Health Commission has released statistics counting 750 cases so far this season and 4 deaths. The chart above shows the rising trend and substantial increase versus previous years.
The neighborhood map indicates the North End and Downtown Boston have been less impacted than other parts of the city. Notably, Charlestown has been severely hurt as has Roxbury and Hyde Park.
As a reminder, the North End Waterfront Health center at 332 Hanover Street is offering free flu shots on Saturday, January 12th from 8:30 am to 11:45 am to anyone over 18 years old.