Lexington, Massachusetts
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Current News:

Household Hazardous Waste Days scheduled monthly.

Medical Waste Disposal Day June 4

Check yourself for ticks when you come inside. Find more information and instructional videos on the Mass. Dept. of Public Health’s tick and mosquito page.

2013-14 Flu Season Information

WNV fact sheets: English; large print;  Spanish; traditional Chinese West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes in Lexington (8/15/13)

Landscaping to reduce ticks

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

Free Shingles Vaccine - free Zostavax (Shingles) Vaccine clinic for Lexington residents on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 10:00a.m. to noon at the Senior Center. To participate, you must:
• be 65 years or older,
• not be a Medicare Part D subscriber,
• never have received the Shingles vaccine, and
• be medically eligible to receive the Shingles vaccine.
Since there are a limited number of doses, please call the Senior Center at (781) 861-0194 to be placed on the list to be vaccinated, (if you meet the criteria above). You may contact David Neylon, Public Health Nurse by email or call (781) 698-4509 if you have questions.


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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