Covid19 Information and Updates Can Be Found Here

Health Department Updates

  • The Watertown Health Department has a very limited supply of 20 COVID-19 vaccines because of this the clinic is extremely limited and priority will be given to Watertown residents 65 and over. Clinic attendees will be required to provide proof of age eligibility and Watertown residency. The COVID-19 vaccine clinic will take place on 04/12/2021 from 10am-1pm at Watertown Savings Bank Room at the Watertown Public Library on 123 Main Street.

    Registration for the clinic can be done by following this link:

    This clinic is by appointment only and no walk ins will be accepted.
    Please be aware registration on the waitlist does NOT guarantee a vaccination appointment and if you receive a call you must be available in order to get the vaccine.

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection will take place on April 24, 2021 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Minuteman Household Hazardous  Product Collection Facility at the Lexington Compost Facility at 60 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421  please complete the REQUIRED registration form:


We will continue to post information on our webpage, social media and COVID 19 page


The mission of the Watertown Health Department is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and disability, and access and improve the health status of the community. Its divisions include:

Duties & Responsibilities

Environmental Health Services consist of mandated and non-mandated inspection programs including, but not limited to: Housing, Body Art, Food Establishments, Odor Noise and Dust, Tanning Establishments, Hazardous Waste Inspection, Lead Paint and Asbestos.

A full-time animal control officer (ACO) provides services for Watertown. The ACO responds to citizens’ complaints and enforces the provisions of the Animal Control Ordinance. The department hosts an annual rabies day for cats and dogs under the auspices of town veterinarian Thomas Cusick, D.V.M.

The Health Department offers a variety of free community health services to its residents such as: Tuberculosis Screening (Mantoux test), Flu & Pneumonia Clinics, Blood Pressure Screening and Health Education.

Air Quality Index

MassAir Online Daily Quality Data

Recent News and Press Releases

Health Needs Assessment Report (released March, 2019)

Food Code Revisions