Wendell Board of Health Updates: VaxMillions, delta variant, job opening, bug repellent

WENDELL BOARD OF HEALTH UPDATES July 2, 2021

Registration for Mass VaxMillions lottery: Registration is now open for the Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway. For details on eligibility, drawing dates, registration deadlines, and how to register online please visit https://www.VaxMillions.com. If you do not have computer availability, you can register by phone by calling 2-1-1 during the following hours: Monday – Thursday from 8:30 AM – 6 PM; Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday – Sunday from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The first drawing will be on Monday, July 26.

COVID-19 Delta variant: This variant now accounts for over 25% of all new cases found in the United States, and has been found in every state. It is spreading rapidly, mainly in regions with low percentages of vaccinated people. It is very transmissible and results in higher rates of hospitalizations. The more people are infected with the variant, the more likely it is to mutate, possibly into a form that will not be affected by current vaccines. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting one of the vaccines as soon as possible. Remember that children younger than 12 do not yet have an approved vaccine available for them. Their best protection is for others in their family and those with whom they have frequent contact to be vaccinated. Children can and do contract COVID-19. Please protect our vulnerable youngsters by getting your shots. You may also want to continue wearing masks in public indoor spaces, since we don’t know who is vaccinated and who is not.

Job position open at the Wendell Board of Health: The board of health is searching for qualified candidates for our Assistant/Clerk position. This is a part-time position requiring a maximum of 25 hours a month. Hours are flexible except for attendance at our board meetings, which are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7:00 – about 9:00 pm. Applicants should possess experience with Microsoft 10 programs and spreadsheets, excellent written and oral communication skills, orientation for details, and comfort when working with the public. Previous experience with office work and taking minutes would be a plus. The job pays $14.76 per hour.

If you are interested, please email us at  with your contact information and work experience. We will send you a full job description for your review.

Reduced cost lemon eucalyptus insect repellent: This Sunday, July 4, the Wendell Board of Health will be offering 4oz spray cans of Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent at a deep discount. The cost will be $3.00, which is over 50% less than the retail price. You may pay in cash (exact amount appreciated) or with a check made out to the Town of Wendell. We will be on the common near the Town Hall during the hours of the Good Neighbors program. We will also have free brochures with great information on how to prevent mosquito and tick bites, as well as the diseases they can cause. We hope to see you there!

Have a happy Fourth of July!!

Barbara Craddock for the Wendell Board of Health