Category: Board of Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

***Update 3/27/2020 – The City of Woburn has been notified of 3 new adult COVID-19 Cases.  As of today’s date 2 positive cases are out of isolation, putting the known number of isolated adult cases at home in Woburn at 12, with the 2 other positive cases still hospitalized.*** ***Update 3/26/2020 – As of 4pm … Continued

City Car Tires/Batteries Recycling for March 21st Cancelled

The City of Woburn Car Tires/Batteries recycling drive held the 3rd Saturday of March (03/21/2020) has been cancelled.  The next drive will be Saturday June 20th, 2020.  You can always bring used batteries (other than alkaline) to the Board of Health office in the basement of City Hall.

When the leaves lose their luster. Yard Waste Pick Up December 2-6, 2019.

Keep our rivers, lakes, ponds, and streams clean —  Bag Your Leaves! Bag or compost your leaves, but do not rake them into the street or dump them down storm drains! Blocking storm drains can cause flooding, and large amounts of leaves in our water can lead to an excess of decaying organic material in … Continued

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

Mayor Galvin and the Board of Health are asking members of the community to practice strict physical distancing to save lives and contain the spread of COVID-19. For more information please visit this page