All Boston Police officers who donate blood receive a half-day off at a later date due to a police commissioner special order.
Some of the Boston Police Department's strongest lined up and waited to donate blood to the American Red Cross on Monday. The Red Cross set up donation areas for officers from all sworn-in officers in any unit around the city. While many cops are happy to donate blood, they also get an extra incentive with a half-day off at a later date due to police commissioner special order.
Outbreaks are earlier than normal in the area.
Wednesday, January 9
The Red Cross said there's still time for folks to get flu shots and be covered from what is considered to be a more active flu season. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said flu outbreaks are high for this time of the season, with "widespread activity" in Massachusetts. How do you prevent the flu? According to the CDC, in addition to getting the vaccine, you can: How do you know if you have the virus? Symptoms include: high fever, severe body aches, headache, being extremely tired, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting and/or diarrhea (which is more common in children). When should you call the doctor? According to the Red Cross, if you think you have the flu, your doctor should be consulted immediately if you …