Monmouth County Health Department News: July & August

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July/August 2016

Summer Food Safety Tips

Summer Grilling Safety Information

July and August are the perfect months for fairs, festivals and outdoor BBQ’s. Cooking food safely is very important. The Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) has compiled tips for making sure your BBQ is safe and enjoyable:

Food safety at fairs and festivals

Barbecue and food safety

Summer and vacation food safety tips

Hurricane Preparedness

The Atlantic Ocean’s hurricane season began June 1, and continues until the end of November. Forecasters have predicted 14 named storms for this season, which are two above the average. It is very important to be prepared in the event of a hurricane or major storm. Click here for a CDC list of supplies you may need, ranging from food to flashlights. Go to for storm preparedness information.

Zika Virus

The emerging Zika Virus has been extremely prevalent in the news in recent months. It is important to note that as of now, there are no local mosquito related transmission cases of Zika in New Jersey. With summer in full swing, many people will be traveling on vacations. As with any virus or disease, knowledge is your best defense. Visit our Zika Virus webpage for a wealth of information on how to better protect yourself and your family from all mosquitoes. 

August is National Immunization
Awareness Month

Child receiving vaccination

The MCHD provides childhood immunizations free to children from birth to 18 years old, who are uninsured and live in a participating town with the Monmouth County Board of Health. With parental permission, the children will be entered into a statewide immunization registry, which encourages timely and age appropriate immunizations. 


Services are held at the Monmouth County Social Services Building, 3000 Kozloski Rd. Freehold, NJ 07728. To make an appointment, call 732-294-5458. Clinic days are Mondays, from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1:30 -3:30 p.m.

For Adults (18 and over) Influenza, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis, Hepatitis A and B, and Meningococcal immunizations are available. To make arrangements, call 732-431-7456.

County's "Royal Flush" Pump Out Boat

The Monmouth County Pump Out Boat is operational for the season. Visit the MCHD webpage for a schedule of days for operation, location, contact information and weather related cancellations - 

Clinging Jellyfish information

Clinging Jellyfish have been spotted in Monmouth County waterways. Read the frequently asked questions fact sheet (PDF) regarding these creatures.

Board of Health Members

Paul Schneider, President

Marianne Longobardi, Vice President

Ann Marie Buontemp, Secretary

Jon Barone

Thomas J. Calabrese
Brian Charnick

Ellynn Kahle

Paul Schneider

Judy Thorpe

Michael L. Ticktin

Christopher Merkel, Public Health Coordinator/Health Officer


Freeholder John P. Curley, Department Liasion

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The Board of Health conducts meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, at the County Health Department offices at 3435 Route 9, Freehold. Meetings begin at 7 p.m.

Phone: 732-431-7456


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