Board of Health
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
There is understandably a lot of questions and anxiety associated with the virus and the administration of the vaccine. Please read the information below to find answers to any questions and concerns you may have. Check back often for updates and be sure to subscribe to Public Safety News email/text notifications at WestonMA.gov/StayInformed (don't forget to confirm your subscription).
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are an individual at high risk for COVID-19 complications, be sure to reach out to your personal physician or healthcare provider for more information.
The Mass. Department of Public Health has a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the phasing, administration, and follow-up precautions of the vaccine, including:
- When you can get the vaccine
- Who administers the vaccine
- What are the potential side effects from the vaccine
- What to expect after the vaccine
Vaccine administration is occurring in Massachusetts in a phased approach, recipient categories are listed in order within each phase, see above. The timeline reflects several priorities:
- Protecting our most vulnerable
- maintaining health care system capacity
- addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden
Phase 1 Vaccination Settings
As provided for by the Mass. Department of Public Health
- Most health care workers will be vaccinated at their place of employment
- First responders can visit mass.gov/FirstResponderVaccine for COVID-19 vaccine locations and more information
- Individuals living and working in long term care will be vaccinated as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program
- Vaccination for individuals in other congregate settings (e.g., group homes, shelters, corrections) will be coordinated by the management of those facilities
- Many additional vaccination administration sites will be made available for other populations
COVID-19 Weekly Public Health Report for Weston
Count and Rate Confirmed and Tests Performed 1/1/2020 - 1/14/2021.
The increase in case counts in Weston is directly associated with holiday travel and social gatherings.
Questions can be directed to the Weston Public Health Department: 781-786-5030 or COVIDquestions@WestonMA.gov
Complete state-wide information can be found on the state's website
COVID-19 Testing in Weston
Weston's Fire Department is hosting weekday coronavirus testing for Weston residents. Registration is required. See the registration website for additional information.
Weston Public Schools has developed a testing program for faculty/staff/students that will be expanded to families. Additional information is available on the Weston Public Schools website.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Board of Health is responsible for:
- the promotion and protection of public health through:
- enforcement of environmental, public, medical and mental health laws
- providing enforcement of the State Sanitary Code in the areas of:
- food sales and service
- the surveillance and reporting of communicable disease
- the State Environmental Code for:
- septic systems
- lead and asbestos abatement
- ground water protection