Health Department

MA Vaping Product Ban

On September 24, 2019, Governor Baker declared a public health emergency in the Commonwealth due to severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products and the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth.

The Commissioner of Public Health has temporarily prohibited the sale and display of all vaping products and e-cigarettes until January 25, 2020. Retailers are to immediately cease and desist selling all vaping and e-cigarette products, including delivery devices and any related components or accessories.

Please visit www.mass.gov/vapingemergency or contact us at (508)495-7485 for updated information. For vaping and smoking cessation resorces, visit makesmokinghistory.org or call 1-800-QUITNOW.

Public Health Advisory - Additional positive EEE sample

Updated 9/19/19: There has been an additional positive EEE sample collected from a trap on Walker Street.  The sample was collected on 9/12/19 and found in the mammal-biting mosquito Aedes vexans. Due to the large window of time between the previous positive sample and this recent positive sample, there is no additional truck spraying recommended at this time.  Contact the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project at (508)775-1510 or the Falmouth Health Department at (508)495-7485 if you have any questions, or visit the DPH website on current WNV and EEE activity. As always, we strongly recommend that residents use EPA-approved repellents and wear long sleeves and/or pants if outdoors to prevent mosquito bites.  

Children's Immunization Clinic

Date: Tuesday, November 19 and Tuesday, December 17

Time: By appointment, to schedule call Amy at (508)957-7423

Where: Visiting Nurse Association, 67 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540

All Falmouth residents who are welcome to attend; priority will be given to children who are uninsured.  Please bring your private insurance information and a photo ID to the clinic.  FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. For more information call the Health Dept. at (508)495-7485 or the Visiting Nurse Association at (508)957-7423.

150 yrs public health

Did you know that Paul Revere was the president of America's first Board of Health, established in 1799? And that the first use of smallpox vaccine in the Western Hemisphere was in Cambridge, MA in 1800? The Massachusetts Department of Public Health celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. To learn more about the history of public health in the Commonwealth, view the list of public health milestones or visit https://publichealthmuseum.org/.

Ashumet Pond blue-green algae notice. Please be advised that blue-green algae has been found in Ashumet pond

blue-green algae warning for Ashumet pond

public health infographic