Disease, Virus and Flu


Updated Friday, February 28, 2020

The Health Department continues to monitor the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation to keep Wellesley residents well-informed and prepare for any response if necessary. Please see this Letter to the Community from Health Department Director Leonard Izzo for the most current information. 


The Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that was first identified in Wuhan, China, by authorities in late December 2019 and has sickened a growing number of people in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. Some symptoms of this virus are similar to those experienced with colds or the flu.

Detailed information about the Coronavirus can be found on the CDC website and the World Health Organization (WHO)   CDC also provides information regarding Travel Health Notices.


Influenza (flu) activity in the United States is high and expected to continue for weeks. Wellesley Health Department (WHD) is continually monitoring flu cases in our community. Three important actions to protect yourself against the flu are: 

  • Get vaccinated - WHD has a good supply of flu vaccine - please call to make an appointment for your flu shot: 781-235-0135
  • Take basic precautions to stop the spread of germs
  • If you get sick, seek treatment

 Flu Resources for the Community

Please check this website regularly for updates on flu season.