Matawan Borough Health Department Office
201 Broad Street
Lawrence Kasica, Principal Registered Environmental Health Specialist
Matawan Borough is a participating member of the Monmouth County Board of Health System.
Monmouth County Health Department
3435 Hwy 9
Freehold NJ 07728
We all depend upon safe food and water, adequate waste treatment, safe restaurants and infectious disease control. These are just some of the benefits of public health. The Health Department's goal is to improve the health of the community by emphasizing prevention, environmental control, health promotion & education. Clinical services are provided free or for a small fee, and are available to all Matawan residents.
We invite you and your family to use the services provided by the Monmouth County Health Department.
Follow the link below to find out more about the many functions and services offered and provided to the Borough of Matawan by the Monmouth County Health Department
Matawan Borough Health Office
201 Broad Street
Matawan, NJ 07747
Email Lawrence Kasica
Lawrence Kasica, Principal Inspector/R.E.H.S.
With the recent outbreak of measles occurring in New Jersey, residents may be notified by public health authorities, or their healthcare provider, that they have unknowingly been exposed to a case of measles or suspected measles. We understand that you may have questions or concerns. Please use the link below which will help explain what is considered an exposure and what you need to do if you have been told that you have been exposed to measles.
Please call the Monmouth County Health Deprtment if you have additional questions 732 431-7456
About Zika Virus Disease
Zika is a viral infection that is primarily spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Zika virus can also spread when an infected man has sex with his partners. Outbreaks typically occur in tropical Africa and southeast Asia. In May 2015, Brazil reported the first outbreak of Zika in the Americas. Zika is now present in many countries and territories.
Locally transmitted cases of Zika by mosquitoes have not been identified in the United States, although the potential for local transmission exists, as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes (the mosquitoes that transmit Zika) are present in many states.
The most common symptoms of Zika include:
Fever, Rash, Joint pain (arthralgia) Conjunctivitis (red eyes) Other common symptoms include: Muscle pain, Headache. Most people do not develop symptoms. In the 20% of people who do get symptoms, the illness is usually mild.
Here’s what you can do outside of your home:
Install or repair and use window and door screens. Do not leave doors propped open.
Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water.
Tightly cover water storage containers (buckets, cisterns, rain barrels) so that mosquitoes cannot get inside to lay eggs.
For containers without lids, use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
Use larvicides to treat large containers of water that will not be used for drinking and cannot be covered or dumped out.
Use an outdoor flying insect spray where mosquitoes rest. Mosquitoes rest in dark, humid areas like under patio furniture, or under the carport or garage.
WHEN USING INSECTICIDES, ALWAYS FOLLOW LABEL INSPRUCTIONS
Please browse the following links for more information on this issue
Matawan Borough Flu Clinic
Monmouth County is currently scheduling a series of Flu Vaccination Clinics throughout the County.
A list of upcoming clinincs can be found on our Calendar of Events Page
Flu Shots are also available through the Monmouth County Health Department, by appointment. The Monmouth County Health Department is located at 3435 Hwy # 9 Freehold NJ and can be contacted at (732) 431-7456 Flu vaccine cost: $25.00 (cash or check only)
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CDC reccomends that all persons aged 6 months and older should be vaccinated annually, with rare exceptions.
Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for persons who are at increased risk for severe complications from influenza, or who are at high risk for influenza-related outpatient, emergency department, or hospital visits. When vaccine supply is limited, vaccination efforts should focus on delivering vaccination to the following persons (no hierarchy is implied by order of listing):
Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions regarding which flu vaccine
The Health Department hosts rabies clinics throughout the County during the year. Upcoming clinics will be available in the following locations:*
*New clinics are added on a regular basis; please visit our Calendar of Events often!
Holiday Food Safety
Well…. It’s that time of year again and what newsletter would be complete without the obligatory “Cook The Turkey Properly” segment. Here is a succinct compendium of (almost) everything you need to know to ensure your holiday season is successful
Healthy Holidays everybody!
NJ Medical Reserve Corps
The Health Department is currently looking for additional volunteers for our response team. In order to build a medical/hazardous materials team in the case of a large response, a variety of backgrounds are needed. The health department is looking for nurses, physicians, physician assistants, crisis counselors, translators, and anyone with experience dealing with hazardous materials. General volunteers for support services are also appreciated. Click here for more information:
Wipe Out Lead New Jersey
Wipe Out Lead NJ (WOLNJ) is a statewide initiative to help expectant parents and families in NJ identify lead hazards in homes built before 1978. The program provides free home testing kits to screen for dangerous levels of lead paint dust, the most common source of childhood lead poisoning.
Lead poisoning is the #1 environmental health threat to American children.
Lead is a heavy metal that is toxic to the body. Children under 6 are most at risk because it is easily absorbed into their bodies where it affects their developing brains and organs. Children exposed even to small amounts of lead can suffer from damage to the brain.
Unfortunately, once a child is exposed to lead its effects cannot be reversed. You can however reduce the child’s exposure to lead hazards and prevent further damage.
You are eligible to receive a free home testing kit if:
You do not need to be the owner of the building to receive your free test kit.
The user friendly kit contains everything needed to test a home, including a pre-addressed, postage paid envelope to send samples to the lab. Results are available in a few weeks.
All who return the test kits will receive a $5 grocery store voucher.
Wipe Out Lead NJ is simply a screening program. Homes that test positive will need a more thorough assessment to determine the degree of risk as well as appropriate interventions.
The program also assists residents and owners of lead-burdened properties apply for lead abatement state loans and grants.
Please feel free to contact the Monmouth County Health Department to obtain your free lead test kit, or for further information (732) 431-7456