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Friday, February 1, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
With record numbers of flu cases, the Board of Health is recommending residents get a flu shot. Where in Woburn can you get one?
Due to the record number of flu cases reported in Massachusetts, the Woburn Board of Health is recommending citizens take action to combat the illness. Board of Health Registered Nurse Karen DeCampo has the following tips: Nurse Decampo said Friday that the following Woburn locations have flu shots available for people over the age of 18: To locate public clinics go to www.mylocalclinic.com, and for more updated flu information and prevention tips, visit www.mass.gov/flu. Although the information on flu vaccines is current, the Board of Health recommends that residents contact their primary care physician for a flu shot first, and always call the pharmacy ahead of time before going. WOBURN PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates | …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
City reminds residents to protect themselves against West Nile Virus and EEE.
With area towns on high alert for West Nile Virus and EEE, Woburn's Board of Health is reminding residents to protect themselves against mosquito and tick-borne illnesses. Although no city-wide night activities have been cancelled or affected, the Board of Health urges adults and children to take precautions after dark. The following is a statement from the Board of Health: Avoid Mosquito Bites Apply insect repellent when outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] or IR3535 according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
What does the city's emergency shelter look like?
Hopefully you will never have to use it, but if you do, the city has a comfortable emergency shelter ready for you. The Woburn Police and Board of Health work together with Woburn Medical Reserves Corps to quickly put together the emergency shelter at Woburn Memorial High School whenever there is a state of emergency. Last week, officials hosted an open house to show residents what the shelter looks like when in use. Board of Health Nurse Karen DeCampo said that about 20 residents visited the open house, as well as many city officials. Do you have a picture you'd like to share with us for Photo of the Day? Remember, all POTD come from readers, so without you, we have no photos! Text them to 781-502-8325 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We …