Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington Healthy Communities Project

Current News:

Family flu clinic scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 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
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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  
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Family flu clinic scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Influenza Vaccines will be available for Lexington residents at the Jonas Clarke Middle School gymnasium on October 25 from 10:00am to 1:00pm as either an injection (shot) or by intranasal mist or nasal spray (“Flumist”). The way to Clarke Middle School is from Waltham Street to Brookside Ave. Lexington residents three years and older are eligible to be vaccinated at the Flu clinics as long as supplies last. 

For further information, contact the Office of Community Development, Health Division, Gerard Cody, Health Director at 781-698-4503. If you would like more information on the Flu and Flu Vaccine, please visit Mass. Dept. of Health & Human Services and 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. 

 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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