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2019 North Andover Family Flu Clinic

posted Sep 30, 2019, 9:41 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Sep 30, 2019, 5:43 PM ]

Stay healthy this winter! Get your flu shot on November 12th, 2019 between 5-7pm at North Andover High School. 
Ages 4 and older (including High Dose for 65+) 
Please bring all insurance cards with you to the clinic, and a filled-out copy of the 2019-2020 Immunization Insurance Information and Consent Form

See this flyer from the Town of North Andover for more details, including clinics for people ages 19+

NAPS EEE Update - August 27, 2019

posted Aug 27, 2019, 2:50 PM by Hillary Stasonis

The Towns Director of Public Health Brian LaGrasse reports that North Andover’s risk level for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) remains at the Moderate Level as determined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Neighboring communities of Andover and Methuen have recently had risk levels for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) increased from "moderate" to "high". 
As a result, and out of an abundance of caution, the Health Department has recommended that all outdoor events for North Andover Public Schools should conclude by 7pm for the month of September.
North Andover High School will be releasing information about changes to sports, programming or other activities. 
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the North Andover Public Health Director at 978-688-9540
Please see this link for more information from the Town of North Andover: North Andover Mosquito Control And Spraying Update

Local Mosquito Control

posted Aug 26, 2019, 7:11 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Please be advised that to address concerns of mosquito borne disease, the North Andover Board of Health has made the following decision in regards to local mosquito control:  


The Town of North Andover, in accordance with our state approved Integrated Pest Management Plan,  will be applying a barrier spray to the perimeter of the fields and also applying an adulticide to control mosquito activity.  The areas to be sprayed:  the greenery at the edges of all public schools,  school playing fields and school playgrounds.  The Department of Public Health advises that fields/playgrounds will be safe to use in the morning.  The schedule for spraying is as follows: 


Date:  Tuesday, August 27 Time:  8:00 pm to 3:00 am


The Northeast Mosquito Control’s licensed pesticide applicator is in charge of the barrier and adulticide applications.  The barrier material to be applied is: Suspend SC (EPA Reg# 432-763). Active Ingredient: Deltamethrin 4.75%. Suspend SC is an advanced-generation pyrethroid that fights more than 50 pests including mosquitoes. It works at remarkably low concentrations and provides fast knockdown with a long residual. This product contains no synergist, therefore no Piperonyl Butoxid (PBO).  The adulticide material to be applied is: Zenivex E4-RTU (EPA Reg# 2724-807). Active Ingredient: Etofenprox (CAS #80844-07-1) 4%. Zenivex E4 RTU mosquito adulticide is a high efficacy, reduced-risk adulticide.  This provides quick, permanent knockdown and reliable control of adult mosquito populations in any mosquito habitat flying at the time of application. This product contains no synergist, therefore no Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO). 


Additional information is linked below and hard copies of the documents will also be available at the Superintendent’s office 566 Main Street:

Pesticide Standard Written Notification

Suspend SC Safety Data Sheet & Product Label

Zenivex E4-RTU Safety Data Sheet & Product Label

333 CMR 14.00:  An Act Protecting Children & Families from Harmful Pesticides


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the North Andover Public Health Director at 978 688-9540.


Dr. Gregg T. Gilligan

Superintendent of School

Vaping discussed in NA Youth Center Podcast

posted Feb 13, 2019, 9:31 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Rick Gorman of the North Andover Youth Center interviews NAHS Nurse Lauren McDonald and NAPD School Resource Officer Cam Pramas on the Vaping/ Juuling problem in our community. 

https://nayouth.podbean.com/e/198-the-juuling-problem-in-na/

View and Download Dr. Potee's Presentation "Addiction and the Adolescent Brain"

posted Jan 22, 2019, 6:54 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 9:14 AM ]

"Addiction and the Adolescent Brain" by Dr. Ruth Potee presented at NAHS on January 10, 2019. View the full presentation below and click here for a copy of the slides used in the presentation.

The Physiology of Addiction


Addiction and the Adolescent Brain

posted Dec 4, 2018, 1:17 PM by Hillary Stasonis

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BKlHFrU9nDurF4aWCsNtI9vjCKFLxjXR/view?usp=sharing
Thursday January 10th, 6:30 pm, NAHS Auditorium. Free and open to the public. 

Through this informational program, Dr. Potee helps to give a deeper understanding of addictive substances, including alcohol, marijuana, and opioids and their impact on the developing brain.

Dr. Potee is a board certified Family and Addiction Medicine Physician. She serves as the Medical Director to various organizations as well as the Co-Chair of the Healthcare Solutions Committee of the Opioid Task force of Franklin County. Dr. Potee is a nationally sought out speaker and recognized expert in the area of brain development and teenage risk taking.

Before listening to Dr. Potee’s presentation, walk through NAPD’s Hidden in Plain Sight display to identify various household items that could promote at-risk behaviors. This display will be set up in the hall outside the High School Auditorium.

View and download the event flyer here.

North Andover Family Flu Clinic

posted Oct 17, 2018, 7:03 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 7:04 AM ]

Just say, "Boo!" to the Flu! 


North Andover Family Flu Clinic 
Tuesday, October 30th 2018 
5:00-7:00pm  

North Andover High School Field House  
430 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA 

Influenza Vaccine will be available for residents 4 and older.

PLEASE BRING ALL INSURANCE CARDS TO THE CLINIC

Insurance forms can be filled out ahead of time and can be found online.

Mosquito Spraying Sept 12th

posted Sep 11, 2018, 7:16 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Please be advised that to address concerns of mosquito borne disease, the North Andover Board of Health has made the following decision in regard to local mosquito control:  

The Town of North Andover, in accordance with our state approved Integrated Pest Management Plan,  will be applying a barrier spray to the perimeter of the fields and an also applying an adulticide to control mosquito activity.  The areas to be sprayed:  the greenery at the edges of all public schools,  school playing fields and school playgrounds.  The Department of Public Health advises that fields/playgrounds will be safe for students to use in the morning.  The schedule for spraying is as follows:

Date:  September 12 with a rain date of September 13

Time:  8:00 pm to 3:00 am

The Northeast Mosquito Control’s licensed pesticide applicator is in charge of the barrier and adulticide applications.  The barrier material to be applied is: Suspend SC (EPA Reg# 432-763). Active Ingredient: Deltamethrin 4.75%. Suspend SC is an advanced-generation pyrethroid that fights more than 50 pests including mosquitoes. It works at remarkably low concentrations and provides fast knockdown with a long residual. This product contains no synergist, therefore no Piperonyl Butoxid (PBO).  The adulticide material to be applied is: Zenivex E4-RTU (EPA Reg# 2724-807). Active Ingredient: Etofenprox (CAS #80844-07-1) 4%. Zenivex E4 RTU mosquito adulticide is a high efficacy, reduced-risk adulticide.  This provides quick, permanent knockdown and reliable control of adult mosquito populations in any mosquito habitat flying at the time of application. This product contains no synergist, therefore no Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO).

Additional information is linked below and hard copies of the documents will also be available at the Superintendent’s office 566 Main Street:

Pesticide Standard Written Notification

Suspend SC Safety Data Sheet & Product Label

Zenivex E4-RTU Safety Data Sheet & Product Label

333 CMR 14.00:  An Act Protecting Children & Families from Harmful Pesticides

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the North Andover Public Health Director at 978 688-9540.

Dr. Gregg T. Gilligan

Superintendent of Schools

Vaping Information from the Mass. Dept. of Public Health

posted Jun 5, 2018, 7:00 AM by Hillary Stasonis   [ updated Jun 5, 2018, 7:09 AM ]

Learn more about how Big Tobacco targets kids with e-cigarettes and vape pens and how nicotine affects children and adolescents:

Big Tobacco Targets Kids


Cold, Flu and You

posted Feb 14, 2017, 7:57 AM by Cheryl Barczak   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 7:02 AM by Hillary Stasonis ]

When the weather starts to get cool, a lot of people start to get sick. So what’s making people sick and how can you avoid falling ill?



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