BOARD OF HEALTH

Board of Health Meetings are held in the Municipal Complex meeting room at 7:00 P. M. on the 4th Monday every other month.

 

For information regarding direct access to Public Health information, please contact the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission.

David A. Henry, Health Officer

Gregory Hawriluk, Health Inspector

Mailing Address:  1540 West Park Avenue, Suite 1, Ocean Twp., NJ 07712

Tel: (732) 493-9520

Fax: (732) 493-9521

www.mcrhc.org

 

Board of Health Members:
Barry Berdahl, President

Dian Woodroffe, Vice President

Dr. Chris Vockroth, Secretary
Meg Levinson

Paul Roman

Tricia Gandolfo

Maureen Kachinski

 

Alternates:

Alt #1 Lori McGough

Alt #2 Jean Lamberti

 

Erik Anderson, Council Liaison

Lorraine Kelleher, Board Secretary

 

Meeting Dates:

March 25, 2019

June 3, 2019

July - TBD

September 23, 2019

November 25, 2019

January 27, 2020 @ 7:00pm

Chromium and Chromium-6
In January 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended that water systems monitor for chromium-6 due to reports raising concerns
about the presence of chromium-6 in drinking water supplies in various areas throughout the country.  For more information on Chromium and Chromium-6, click here, and technical information primer

 

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 WNV. more...

 

West Nile Virus Fact Sheet click on this link to view

 

Know the Facts · Protect Yourself - Click on these additional Links for more Information:

www.state.nj.us/health

www.state.nj.us/dep/mosquito

www.state.nj.us/agriculture

www.epa.gov/pesticides

 

Flu Can Be Serious

Influenza, commonly called the "flu," is a contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system — 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 haven’t 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 the Flu

Flu season typically starts in the fall and peaks in January and February. 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.

  • Get a flu vaccine.

  • Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

  • Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.

 

 

 

 

Traveling for Fall? This fall, people will be traveling to celebrate with family and friends. If you're one of these travelers, you probably have a lot of planning to do to make sure your trip is safe and enjoyable. That's why the CDC is making it easy for you to get text updates about the Zika virus, no matter where you go.

 

Text PLAN to 855-255-5606

By signing up for Zika text updates from CDC, you'll get valuable tips on how to:

  • Pack and plan for your trip

  • Stay protected on your trip

  • Stay healthy when you return home

 

For more information on Zika and travel, visit cdc.gov/travel

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