Important Information about the Flu Vaccine
Please make sure you receive your flu shot this season at your primary care physicians office or at one of the many local pharmacies that provide the flu shot.
At this time, The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization Program will only be supplying influenza vaccine for children less than 19 years of age and for UNINSURED adults seen at public provider sites. Cities and Towns that want to administer vaccine to adults with insurance will need to privately purchase these doses. The board does not anticipate buying any vaccines. The residents seen at past flu clinics have their own insurance and would be able to receive their shots elsewhere. For those residents that are uninsured, the BOH department can make arrangements through other means to make sure our shut in population has access to the vaccine. Please call the BOH office if you have any questions. (978) 464-2104
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Together we're ready !!
Princeton Town Hall is now a
Wachusett Food Pantry drop off site!
On behalf of the Town of Princeton employees, we would like to thank the many families and friends who have been donating to the food drive! Your donations go a long way towards helping your neighbors out in tough times.
The need exists throughout the year and we continue to need your help! Next time you do your food shopping, please pick up a few extra items to donate. Get your friends and family to help too! Your donations go directly to your neighbors who may need that little extra to get by.
We are happy to say that the Town Hall will now be a permanent drop off site for donations to the
Wachusett Food Pantry. Together we can make a difference!
Non perishable unexpired food items needed are:
Canned Soup, Stew and Chili, Canned Tuna, chicken and salmon. Dry and Canned Pasta, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Macaroni and Cheese, Cereal, Rice and Beans, Canned Fruits & Vegetables. Spaghetti Sauce. and 100% Juice, Pet Food, Baby Items and Personal Items
Clean Hands Save Lives!!
The best thing you can do to prevent the flu is to wash your hands.
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds. However, if soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based product to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast acting.
When washing hands with soap and water:
- Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap. Use warm water if it is available.
- Rub hands together to make a lather and scrub all surfaces.
- Continue rubbing hands for 20 seconds. Need a timer? Imagine singing "Happy Birthday" twice through to a friend!
- Rinse hands well under running water
- Dry your hands using a paper towel or air dryer. If possible, use your paper towel to turn off the faucet
Remember: If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based gel to clean hands.
When using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer:
- Apply product to the palm of one hand
- Rub hands together
- Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry.
When should you wash your hands?
- Before preparing or eating food
- After going to the bathroom
- After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has gone to the bathroom
- Before and after tending to someone who is sick
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After handling an animal or animal waste
- After handling garbage
- Before and after treating a cut or wound