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Hepatitis A

March 20, 2019

Health department responds to confirmed hepatitis A case in Trader Joe’s employee.

Opioid Crisis

March 6, 2019

A city-led working group issued recommendations for strengthening the local response to the opioid epidemic.

National Accreditation

The Cambridge Public Health Department achieved national accreditation in August 2018. Media release

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Poison Prevention
Children under 5 are involved in over 50% of poisonings that occur in U.S. homes. See the top 10 household items responsible for poisonings in young children and learn how to poison-proof your home.
Family Literacy
Talking with babies prepares them for school and a lifetime of learning. Families can find tips on talking from the Let’s Talk! program.


World Tuberculosis Day

March 24

This day honors the 1882 discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. Learn how the global health community is combating TB, a leading cause of death worldwide.

Flu Shots

March  2019

Adults and kids (6 months+) can receive a free flu shot by appointment at the health department. The department will not be offering vaccine after Thursday, March 28.


Cambridge Public
Health Department

Hours: Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Phone: 617-665-3800
Fax: 617-665-3888
TTY: 617-843-0744

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Claude-Alix Jacob
Chief Public Health Officer