Category: Board of Health

Save a Life, learn to Stop The Bleed Before Help Arrives

Save a life, learn how to Stop the Bleed. Watch this Youtube Video on how to use a Tourniquet. For more information about Stop The Bleed training or to find a courses, go to www.bleedingcontrol.org

Rodent Information

Rats have become an increasing problem in the City of Woburn. Rat infestations become a public health issue since rats can destroy and contaminate food and other household materials. Rats and their fleas may also transmit viruses, bacteria and parasites to humans. Everyone must do their part to control the problem. What you can do … Continued

West Nile Virus-Need to Know Facts

West Nile Virus (WNV) Fact sheet about West Nile Virus   What is West Nile Virus (WNV)? West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-carried virus that can cause illness ranging from a mild fever to more serious disease like encephalitis or meningitis. It was first identified in the United States in 1999.   How is … Continued

Mosquitoes and Ticks: They’re Out in Mass!

Mosquitoes and Ticks: They’re Out in Mass! Learn simple steps to protect yourself and your family from mosquito and tick bites, and the illnesses they can cause. Mosquitoes and ticks are more than pests. They can carry diseases which can make you very sick. The good news is that there are simple steps that you … Continued

Pneumonia Vaccines Available for Ages 65+ PCV13

Board of Health Nursing Department has Pneumonia Vaccines available for Ages 65+. Pneumococcal Vaccine, called PCV13 is recommended for Adults age 65+ regardless of history of vaccination with PPSV23. The newer PCV13 protects against 13 additional strains of pneumonia and was licensed in 2014. If you’d like to schedule administration of PCV13, please call 781-897-5928 … Continued

Volunteers Needed, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Are you interested in promoting public health and safety in the City of Woburn? Please consider joining your local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer group. The MRC assists in Public Health outreach and emergencies during events that threaten public health, such as disease outbreaks and aid in shelter activities. We are looking for Healthcare professionals, … Continued

Blood Pressure Clinics offered each month

Woburn Board of Health  Nurse’s Office Woburn, MA  01801 (781) 897-5928   Blood Pressure Clinics: City Hall, 10 Common Street, Board of Health 1st Thursday of Every Month 10am-Noon   Senior Center/Council On Aging 144 School Street, Dining Room 1St & Last Wednesday of Every Month 9:30-10:30  

CDC FLU RECOMMENDATIONS

  It’s Not too Late to Get the Flu Shot, Contact Woburn Board of Health Nurse Today to make an appointment # 781-897-5928 The Center for Disease control recommends everyone older than 6 months receive a flu shot. Seasonal death tolls from influenza has reached 49,000 in a single season. It is safe to say the … Continued

Animal Shelter Training Event

Animal Sheltering Training participants will learn how to support a safe, environmentally sound and efficient animal shelter in response to animal emergencies on the local, county, state and federal level. Optional online classes you can take to prepare for the Animal Sheltering Class: June 8 th 6:00-8:00 PM To register click on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/animal-sheltering-classtickets-33410862790 … Continued

Mass Wildlife: Sunfish Deaths at Pond Caused by Warming Temps

Low oxygen levels in Horn Pond caused by a sudden, seasonal rise in water temperatures that occurs in the spring and summer months is being attributed as the reason behind the recent deaths of hundreds of sunfish at the Horn Pond Lagoon, according to Bridgett McAlice, a Wildlife Biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries … Continued