Public Health Information
The Town of Weston Board of Health, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, keeps people healthy and our community strong. We promote the health and well-being of all who live, work, learn and visit Weston by ensuring access to high-quality public health and healthcare services, focusing on prevention and wellness, and health equity for all.
For life-threatening physical health emergencies, police and fire dial 9-1-1
If you or a loved one are having emotional distress or thoughts of suicide dial 9-8-8 to connect with a lifeline specialist for support
Reach out to the Town's Public Health Nurse, Michele Fronk Schuckel, with any non-emergent questions at 781-786-5033
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2 Flu Clinics Being Offered
- Friday, October 21st at Town Hall from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This clinic is open to everyone age 9 and over. Parents/guardians for those younger than 9 years are encouraged to contact their pediatrician to review vaccination schedules and clinic options that are best suited for our younger population.
2. Monday, October 24th at the COA from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm is only open to people who are 65 plus- this is a high dose vaccine- specific for this age group ONLY.
You must register in order to participate in either clinic and can register for either clinic by clicking on the following link: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/weston For assistance with registration call the Council on Aging at 781-786-6280
The best way to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications is with a flu vaccine. CDC recommends that almost everyone 6 months and older get a seasonal flu vaccine each year, ideally by the end of October. As long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination should continue throughout flu season, even into January or later.
While flu seasons vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. In recent years, for example, it’s estimated that between 70 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, and between 50 percent and 70 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred among people in this age group.
If you cannot attend the clinic we have scheduled in Weston call your doctor or your local pharmacy and, if you are 65 or older as about options specifically formulated for your age group.
Everyone should stay up to date with all the vaccines they are eligible for. Use this vaccine finder to find an alternative location or call your public health nurse with questions at 781-786-5033.
Remember, vaccines are designed to protect against severe illness and death. If you feel unwell this winter please call your doctor who can discuss antiviral medicines that can help you recover from the illness you are experiencing, including flu or COVID-19. Stay home away from others and follow medical advice to protect your community and help keep Weston well.