Because of the prevalence of H1N1 (Swine Flu), the Council wants consumers to have ready information on how to protect themselves. Here is a link to the Department of Public Health's swine flu site: Under General Information, you will find a fact sheet on the flu. Under Resources to Help You Stay Healthy you will find information on how to protect yourself.

H1N1 Flu Clinics for PCAs

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East are sponsoring free clinics where PCAs and members of their families can receive H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations. Currently, two clinics are scheduled.

Saturday, January 30 in Springfield from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 20 Maple Street, Springfield, MA 01103

Tuesday, February 2 in Dorchester from 8a.m.- 7p.m.
Location: 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

For more information about the clinics, call 1-877-409-7227

To find general information about the flu, please visit the MDPH website at

If you are unable to make any of the scheduled clinics, you may find vaccine in your area by visiting and clicking on ‘Find a Flu Clinic’

If you know someone who does not have access to the internet, have them call 2-1-1 for general information about the flu and finding flu vaccine.