Board of Health

Date of Record: March 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine State Program for
HOMEBOUND Individuals*

*Those who are not able to leave their home to get to a vaccination site, even with assistance.

For those Shrewsbury residents who are in a homebound situation and are in need of a COVID-19 vaccination, please contact the:

9:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

The Homebound Vaccination Program Central Intake Line is available in English and Spanish and will have translators available to support residents in approximately 100 additional languages.

A representative will ask pre-screening questions to ensure the individual meets the homebound eligibility requirements.


Effective 12/31/20, the collection of button cell batteries has ended. They are no longer manufactured with mercury and can now be safely disposed of in your regular rubbish collection. Thanks to all the residents who participated in this program over the years.

Agendas & Minutes

Stamped Board of Health Agendas are available forty eight (48) hours prior to the meeting and are available in the Board of Health office upon request.

Board of Health Meeting Minutes are available following Board of Health approval and then are posted under the View All Agendas and Minutes link below.

View Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes

Board Members

  • Stephen A. Vigeant - Term Expires June 30, 2023
  • Jennie Fishman, MPH - Term Expires June 30, 2021
  • Dr. George Abraham - Term Expires June 30, 2022

Mission Statement

The mission of the Shrewsbury Board of Health is to promote general health of the community, the wellness in the individual, and to inspire conditions by which people can remain healthy. We offer educational resources and promulgate and enforce local, state and national regulations as required by law. We promote sanitary living conditions for all our residents and strive to protect the environment from harm and pollution.

The Health Department is run by the Board of Health whose primary concerns are activities related to health and the environment:

  • Food service sanitation
  • Mercury:  thermometers and thermostats
  • Housing
  • Nuisance
  • Operation of the ash residue landfill
  • Sewage disposal
  • Smoking and exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
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Information about the Coronavirus is evolving, and the situation remains dynamic. The Town of Shrewsbury continues to be in contact with state officials, emergency management teams and board of health representatives to discuss plans daily.

A dedicated web-page has been developed at . Updates will be added as they arise. Residents are encouraged to sign up for alerts related to COVID-19 by subscribing at

Tobacco Regulations - Effective January 4, 2021

On November 20, 2020, the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to enact a regulation entitled "Restricting the Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products". This regulation will go into effect on January 4, 2021. 

The regulation includes, but is not limited to, limiting where adult-only retail tobacco stores may be located, conforming definitions and certain policies with legislation signed by the Governor into law in November 2019.