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Board of Health
Board of Health Meetings are held in the Municipal Complex meeting room at 7:00pm 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 Henry, Health Officer
Gregory Hawriluk, Health Inspector
1540 West Park Avenue, Suite 1
Ocean Township, NJ 07712
Tel: (732) 493-9520
Fax: (732) 493-9521
Board of Health Members:
Dian Woodroffe, Vice President
Dr. Chris Vockroth, Secretary
Alt #1 Lori McGough
Alt #2 Vacancy
Erik Anderson, Council Liaison
Lorraine Kelleher, Board Secretary
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...
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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.