Health & Wellness

Springfield Board of Health Meeting: Population Growth So Far This Year

Just before Board of Health meeting started Credits: Chip Dickson
Board of Health members (l-r): Ms. Lynn, Dr. Sobel and Vice Chair Harris Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Based on birth and death statistics for Springfield through February 2018, Board Member Lynn said, "Springfield is a growing community.  We have had more births than deaths so far this year."

In other statistical matters, the flu season appears to be at its end as there have been no cases reported this week and only two last week.  Also, there have been no requests for vaccinations.
Regarding vaccinations, only 3.6 percent of preschoolers have exemptions and an even lower 1.4 percent of K through 12 graders are exempted.  There is some legislation working its way through the state legislature that provide a path for parents that feel they need such an exemption for their children.  
The Board of Health is planning on offering blood tests at the Chisholm Community Center.  The tentative date is June 14.  Appointments can be made through the Health Department in Madison -
The Department is also going to be offering physical exams for men and women in Madison with dates in May and June.  Please check the website.
Other discussion was focused on the grease trap regulation.  There has been very little comments from restaurants.  For those about to open, they must be in compliance with ordinance first.
The next meeting of Board of Health is May 9 at 6:30 p.m. is Springfield’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPSpringfield.

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