Community Nurse

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 

  • Please click here to be directed to our COVID-19 information web page.

Please note that the influenza infections is high in Massachusetts. It is not too late to get a flu shot. Call the Bedford Board of Health at (781)275-6507 to sign up for appointment. Please practice the following infection prevention activities:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Frequently clean touch common touchpoint surfaces, including but not limited to electronics, door knobs, and countertops; 
  • Avoid sharing food utensils, containers, and other personal items;
  • Distance yourself from someone who appears sick;
  • Practice proper cough etiquette.

 

    CDC Information

    Youth Education. Know the Risks: A Youth Guide to E-Cigarettes. 

    https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/youth-guide-to-e-cigarettes-presentation.html

    VAPING CESSATION RESOURCES

    Massachusetts Resources

    • My Life, My Quit is a free resource to help youth quit vaping. Massachusetts promotional materials coming soon.
      • Teens can call or text “start my quit” to 1.855.891.9989 or they can visit www.mylifemyquit.com for real-time coaching.
      • Through the program, teens work with a coach who listens and understands their unique needs, provides personalized support, and helps them build a quit plan to become free from nicotine.
    • The Department of Public Health released a 2 minute video to educate parents about the harms of vaping: The New Look of Nicotine Addiction. The video can be used as a public service announcement on public access channels, newsletters, blogs, emails, social media (especially parent Facebook groups), presentations, etc.

    National Resources

     

    Updates

     

    • Please note that the influenza infections is high in Massachusetts. It is not too late to get a flu shot. Call the Bedford Board of Health at (781)275-6507 to sign up for appointment. Please practice the following infection prevention activities:

    • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
    • Frequently clean touch common touchpoint surfaces, including but not limited to electronics, door knobs, and countertops; 
    • Avoid sharing food utensils, containers, and other personal items;
    • Distance yourself from someone who appears sick;

     

    Staff Contacts

    Name Phone
    Mark Waksmonski (781) 275-6507