Board of Health Members:
Meg Levinson, President
Dian Woodroffe,Vice President
Trisha Gandolfo, Secretary
Alt #2 Dr.
Don Burden, Council Liaison
Lorraine Kelleher, Board
Board of Health Meetings are held in the Municipal Complex meeting room at 7:30 P. M.
4th Monday every other month.
2013 Meeting Dates:
January 8, 2013 Reorganization Meeting
March 25, 2013
May 29, 2013
For information regarding direct access to Public Health
information, please contact the Monmouth County Regional Health
Sant, Health Officer
Russell Groves, Health
Mailing Address: 1540
West Park Avenue, Suite 1, Ocean Twp., NJ 07712
Tel: (732) 493-9520
Winter 2013 Newsletter
Flu Can Be Serious
Influenza, commonly called the "flu," is
a contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system ó
your nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms of the flu can include fever,
cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache,
chills and fatigue. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea.
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and
sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza
infection can affect people differently. CDC estimates that from the
1976-1977 flu season to the 2006-2007 season, flu-associated deaths
each season ranged from a low of about 3,000 people to a high of
about 49,000 people.
Get a Flu Vaccine
The first and most important step is to
get a flu vaccination each year. If you havenít gotten vaccinated
yet, you should still try to. With very few exceptions, everyone 6
months of age and older should get an annual flu vaccine as soon as
vaccines are available. Vaccination is especially important for
people at high risk to decrease their likelihood of getting sick and
possibly having serious illness. People at high risk of serious flu
complications include young children, pregnant women, people with
chronic health conditions (like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung
disease), and people 65 years and older. The flu vaccine locator:
http://flushot.healthmap.org/ or contact Monmouth County
Regional Health Commission at 732-493-9520 (health department still
has vaccine at this time).
What to Do about Flu
The 2012-2013 influenza season started
early and activity remains high in the United States. This may
continue for some time. With that in mind, there are steps you can
take to protect yourself and your family from the flu. CDC
recommends a three-step approach to fighting influenza.
everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.
Body Art Is There a Risk for Hepatitis and HIV
VACCINE DO I NEED.pdf
Bed Bugs - Information / Fact
Prevention of West Nile Virus Infections
West Nile Virus (WNV) is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito
that has fed on an infected bird. Fortunately, these annoying
insects that invade our backyard parties and attack us in the park
can be controlled, and you can protect yourself and your family from
West Nile Virus
Fact Sheet click on this link to view
Know the Facts ∑
Protect Yourself -
Click on these additional Links for more Information
West Nile Virus in New Jersey Brochure click on this link to view
Links to additional resources:
Shingles Vaccine MCRHC
Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) can now be
provided to persons 50 years of age and up in our office, who are
uninsured or whose insurance does not cover the cost of this
vaccine. The cost is only $10.00 for those who qualify. Please call
the MCRHC office to see if this applies to you at 732-493-9520.
Administration Officials urge residents to take precautions against
Mosquitoes, to safeguard against West Nile Virus
Staying Healthy at Animal Exhibits:
In other states (not NJ), there have
been some infections with H3N2v Flu Virus in persons (mostly
children) with contact with pigs. Fortunately, some have been mild
infections. For more information to the CDC page
Strokes can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Learn how to
safeguard yourself against stroke. Click
here for more info.