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Derrick Neal Named Chief Public Health Officer for the City of Cambridge

November 22, 2021

Derrick Neal, a health administrator with extensive experience in public health and municipal government, has been named the new chief public health officer for the City of Cambridge.

Health Department Releases Summary Results of 2021 Cambridge Teen Health Survey

November 15, 2021

The Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) and Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) have released summary results from the 2021 Cambridge Middle Grades and Teen Health Survey.

Families and Community Invited to Pfizer Vaccine Clinics at King Open School on Nov. 10 and Dec. 1

October 27, 2021

Students, families, and the community are invited to get their free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot on Wednesday, Nov. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the King Open School located at 850 Cambridge Street.

'Arts for Health’ Grants Launch This Week: Flamenco, Calligraphy, Tai Chi, Brazilian Celebration

October 19, 2021

The Cambridge Public Health Department recently awarded its first-ever Arts for Health mini-grants to three artists.

Risk of West Nile Virus Infection Raised to High in Cambridge and Other Communities

September 10, 2021

On September 10, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health raised the risk of West Nile virus infection from “moderate” to "high" in Cambridge and 26 other Greater Boston communities.

FDA Grants Full Approval to Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

August 23, 2021

FDA grants full approval for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for individuals 16 and older.

COVID- 19 Third Dose Approved for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals

August 18, 2021

The CDC and FDA recently approved an additional third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for certain people who are immunocompromised.

CDC Strongly Recommends that People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

August 16, 2021

CDC is strongly recommending that people who are pregnant or breastfeeding be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Cambridge Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

August 7, 2021

State health officials reported on August 5 that a mosquito sample in Cambridge had tested positive for West Nile virus.

Face Mask Recommendations from the Cambridge Public Health Department

August 5, 2021

Given the concerns about the highly contagious delta variant and the potential for fully vaccinated people to transmit the virus, the Cambridge Public Health Department recommends that residents—regardless of vaccination status—wear a mask when outside the home.

Risk of West Nile Virus Infection Raised to Moderate in Cambridge and Nearby Communities

July 29, 2021

On July 29, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health raised the risk of West Nile virus infection from "low" to “moderate” in Cambridge and six other communities.

2021 Healthy Eating and Active Living Mini-Grants Awarded to Cambridge Organizations

June 18, 2021

The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Cambridge in Motion campaign, has awarded a total of $10,000 in mini-grants to ten local organizations to develop activities that promote healthy eating and active living.

2021 Youth Mental Health and Wellness Mini-Grants Awarded to Cambridge Programs

June 10, 2021

The Cambridge Public Health Department is pleased to announce the recipients of the first-ever Youth Mental Health and Wellness mini-grant awards. The department awarded a total of $6,000 to six organizations.

Cambridge Awarded CityHealth Gold Ranking for Advancing Robust Public Health Policies

May 26, 2021

The City of Cambridge has received a Gold medal rating from CityHealth for its robust action and development of innovative policy solutions to protect and promote the health and well-being of all of its residents.

First Case of Coronavirus Variant that Originated in South Africa is Cambridge Resident

February 18, 2021

The Cambridge Public Health Department announced today that the first case of the B.1.351 COVID-19 variant reported by the Commonwealth this week is a resident of Cambridge.


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