Health, Board of
|Stephen C. Themelis||Member||April 25, 2022|
|Renee D'Argento||Member||April 29, 2024|
|Margie LaFleur||Member||April 25, 2022|
Using A COVID-19 Home Test: Best Practices for the General Public
Testing is one of the important public health tools in our toolbox to reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 home tests (also sometimes called at-home tests, rapid antigen tests, self-tests, or over-the-counter tests) are becoming more widely available to the general public, though with high demand they can at times be difficult to locate. We at Nashoba understand that accessing testing can be challenging. We want to make sure our communities are getting the most out of their home tests, so we have put together this helpful guide.
FAQs: Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions 2020-2021 Season:
Where can I find the flu vaccine?
Find out where you can get a flu vaccine by asking your primary care provider, going to a local pharmacy, or visiting vaccinefinder.org. The flu vaccine helps your body protect against the flu and it is your best protection against the virus. Getting flu vaccine will not give you the flu.
Who should get the flu vaccine?
Everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated for flu. It is especially important that the people listed below get a flu shot every year.
- Children aged 6 months through 18 years
- People 50 years of age and older
- Pregnant and postpartum women
- People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, neurologic and neuromuscular conditions and weakened immune systems
- People with muscle and nerve disorders that make it difficult to breath or swallow
- Children aged 6 months through 18 years on long-term aspirin therapy
- People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities
- Anyone who might transmit flu to someone at risk. For example, health care workers, including those in training, emergency response workers, direct care staff, people who live with or care for anyone on the list above, and people who live with or care for infants under 6 months of age, including parents, siblings, and daycare providers
Nashoba Associated Boards of Health
Pepperell is affiliated with the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, which serves as Pepperell's Health Agent and Sanitation inspector. Nashoba also provides community nursing services and 24 hour/day emergency health services
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