Board of Health

Fall Updates

Annual Flu Clinic

FLU ClinicsFLU Clinics

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
American Legion Hall
9 AM to 12 PM

Registration Required. Limited Supply.
High Dose Registration (Age 65 plus)
Standard Dose Registration (Age 18 plus)
Both quadrivelant and high dose vaccines will be available.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings

The Public Health Nurse will be conducting free blood pressure screenings at Town Hall on the second Monday of the month from 11 AM to 12 PM. The next clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 11 (due to the Monday holiday). No clinics in July and August. No registration required.

Private Well Regulations Public Hearing

October 26, 2023
6 PM
Town Hall, Room 7

Draft Well Regulations for Public Comment
(All comments are requested to be in writing and sent to the Board of Health office, either via email or post, by Thursday, October 19 for review at the Thursday, October 26 BOH meeting.)

DEP Building Notice for Transfer Station on Kondelin Road

Public Comment Period is Open 
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Beach Water Testing

All public bathing beaches are tested weekly from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This includes: Singing Beach, White Beach, Black Beach, Gray Beach, Tuck's Point and West Manchester Beach. 

State bathing beach water quality testing requirements are as follows: 
- Single Count Bacteria Test – must be under 104
- A geomean average (of last 5 tests) – must be under 35

Mosquito Control

Manchester residents who wish to exclude their property from applications performed by the Northeast Mosquito Control District may do so by filing their request directly with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (not the Town or Mosquito Control).  Requests take effect 14 days from the date the request is received by their department.  All exclusion requests expire on December 31 of the calendar year in which they are made. 

To file a property exclusion under 333 CMR Section 13.03, please click here.

For information on the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District, please visit:

2023 Mosquito Management Plan

2023 Best Management Plan
Integrated Pest and Vector Management Plan
NEMMC Newsletter
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MA Behavioral Health Line
Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line 1-833-773-2445 (BHHL)


The Town continues to closely monitor evolving developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Residents are urged to follow the recommendations regarding good hygiene and personal action issued by the CDC and the MA Department of Public Health. 

Register Here to receive four free tests from the Federal Government.

Positive COVID Test? Here's what to do:
CDC Isolation Guidance 
CDC Exposure Guidance

COVID Vaccine

The GCACC Regional Vaccine Clinics have disbanded due to the Public Health Emergency ending on May 11. To receive a COVID vaccine or booster please contact your local health provider or pharmacy. 

Booster Shots 
Who Should Get the New Booster? Click here: Booster Information 

Hazardous Waste Day

The next collection day: TBA

Details: The Board of Health has brought back HWD with a new vendor, fee schedule and location. This new program will be held approximately three times per year, to allow residents more frequent and convenient opportunities for disposal of household hazardous waste. The new collection days will be jointly funded by both the Board of Health and the participating residents.

How to Register: Residents will register directly online with our vendor, ACV Environmental. That registration will include a by weight charge for acceptable items, with up to 25 pounds or gallons of waste allowed for collection. Residents will need to provide information on the items and quantity of items they have for collection. 
*If you do not receive an email confirmation, you are not registered. 

Collection Day: ACV Environmental will pick up the household hazardous waste directly at the homes of the residents who have completed the online registration. This will eliminate the need for residents to transport their items to the Town for collection.

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FDA Guidance

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