Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington Healthy Communities Project

Current News:

Senior Flu Clinic scheduled for Wed, Sept. 24, 2014.

Mass. Dept. of Public Health announced that a resident of Middlesex County has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), but Lexington still remains at low risk.

Together We're Ready - Massachusetts Prepared
for emergency events

Ticks and lyme disease

Landscaping to reduce ticks

Household Hazardous Waste Days scheduled monthly.

Important information for food establishments draft planning guide 'Food Service Plan During Emergencies'

Health Division

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

General Information Line:  781-698-4533

FAX:  781-861-2780

Directory: all numbers are in area code 781

Health Director Gerard Cody 698-4503 email
Health Agent Kathy Fox 698-4507 email
Public Health Nurse David Neylon 698-4509 email
Health Clerk Linda Rainville 698-4508  
 Dial 211 for MA health/human services information & referral.  hotline logo links to 211 website

A resident of Middlesex County tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Lexington remains at a Low Risk Level for WNV, and no human cases of WNV or positive mosquitoes for WNV have been reported so far this season in Lexington. 

"While cooler weather reduces mosquito activity, risk for mosquito-borne illness remains a concern until the first hard overnight frost," said State Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Catherine Brown. "Residents need to continue to take steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites: use insect repellant, cover up, and avoid outdoor activities at dusk and after nightfall when mosquitoes are at their most active." More information is available on Lexington's Health Division page and on the Mass. Dept. of Public Health’s tick and mosquito page.

To learn more about about mosquitoes and ticks, the diseases they carry, and how to protect yourself, please consider attending the last seasonal informational seminar at the Lexington Senior Center on Friday, September 12 at 12:00 noon


Senior Flu Clinic: Influenza (flu) and Pneumococcal Vaccine will be available for Lexington residents 60 years and older at St. Brigid's Keilty Hall, 1997 Massachusetts Avenue on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. You may contact the Office of Community Development, Health Division, Gerard Cody, Health Director at 781-698-4503 if you have questions. For more information on the Flu and Flu Vaccine, please visit www.mass.gov/flu and www.flu.gov.


Prepare for severe weather, natural disasters and other emergency events.
 

  • Check out online resources on the Mass. Dept. of Public Health website.
  • Log onto the CodeRed website to add cellphone numbers or emails to this Emergency Notification System.
  • Contact Region 4A MRC Volunteer Coordinator Catherine Corkery to find out more about assisting with non-medical as well as medical needs in the community as part of Lexington's Medical Reserve Corps.

Description of Services:

The Health Division works with the Board of Health (the appointed decision- making body) to:

  • Assess the health needs of the town; 
  • Develop initiatives to protect the public health;
  • Monitor communicable and infectious disease;
  • Provide annual flu vaccine clinics;
  • Respond to general nuisance complaints;
  • Respond to housing complaints;
  • Inspect summer camps for children
  • Monitor mosquito control programs;
  • Inspect semi-public swimming pools;
  • Monitor the "Old Reservoir" swimming beach;
  • Inspect food establishments;
  • Staff the household hazardous and medical waste collection programs;
  • Manage a Medical Reserve Corps; and
  • Participate in Emergency Preparedness Planning with other agencies in town. 

 

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