Monday, January 14, 2013
Residents encouraged to contact healthcare provider or pharmacy to get a flu shot, as illness rates continue to rise.
Monday, January 14
The following is an update provided by the Lynnfield Board of Health: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) announced on January 10, 2013 that it is working with all local boards of health and is assisting in ensuring vaccines are available, though their current supply has already been distributed. The Lynnfield Board of Health has held a number of flu clinics opened to the public at Town Hall and the Senior Center as well as provided flu shots to Police/Fire and School Dept personnel. The MA DPH further announced this is the strongest (worst) flu season nationally and in Massachusetts in several years. The latest statewide data shows that rates of flu-like illness are on the rise in Massachusetts, earlier in the flu …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Lynnfield Board of Health announces flu clinic at town hall on Thursday, Jan. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The following is an announcement from the Lynnfield Board of Health: The Lynnfield Board of Health will hold a Flu Clinic for those age 9 or older at theTown Hall, 55 Summer Street, on Thursday, January 3, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. This clinic is open to non-Lynnfield residents as well as Lynnfield residents. Flu Mist will be available. Those seeking flu vaccine must not have allergies to eggs or egg products and must have no history of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS). Most insurance is accepoted. Please bring all insurance cards. There will be a $10 fee for those whose insurance is not accepted.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Locals advised to use bug repellent and take other precautions in response to recent positive EEE test in mosquito.
The state has classified Lynnfield a “moderate” risk for EEE based on the detection of one mammal-biting mosquito testing positive for the virus, according to a town announcement Wednesday morning. With a moderate risk, the state advises residents to take precautions such as using bug repellent, but it does not go as far as suggesting that outdoor events should be called off. Any change in the risk level will be posted on the town website, noted the announcement. The positive mosquito test came less than a week after Lynnfield sprayed along Main Street in the vicinity of the Reading line – another town that has had a positive EEE mosquito test come up this month. A separate story Wednesday on Lynnfield Patch notes that the town is …
Friday, June 8, 2012
An early spring gave the area's ticks a jump start on the season.
As anyone who's walked through wooded areas in Lynnfield and surrounding towns this spring is likely to know, ticks have been particularly numerous. With that in mind, the Lynnfield Board of Health is working to get the word out about the lyme disease risks that ticks bring. Lyme disease is caused by bacteria spread through the bites of infected deer ticks, although one must typically be attached for at least 24 before it can spread the disease. In Massachusetts, deer ticks can also spread germs causing babesiosis and human granuloctic anaplasmosis - aka human granulocytic ehrlichiosis. It's also worth noting that while ticks are most active in the spring and summer months, they can also attach themselves to hosts in winter when the …