Every year Maine experiences statewide influenza activity. During just the first ten days of January 2018, Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory had confirmed most strains were circulating throughout our 16 counties and they had followed up on 33 outbreaks.
Flu happens! The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year.
The CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. Learn more about vaccine timing: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/vaccinations.htm#when-vaccinate
Take these steps to prevent the spread of illness this flu season:
Each day, we strive to improve the lives of Mainers and positively impact our local economies. The 2018 report highlights the positive impact we are having on our Members, providers, and employer groups. It also provides our 2018 financials which demonstrate our stability and staying power.