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             Health District Updates

The Town of Easton, Connecticut formally joined the Health District as of May 1st.

Health District to be Renamed  – As of January 1, 2022, the Health District will be known as the “Aspetuck Health District”.  Read press release.

Influenza  (“Flu”) Vaccine Information – (Booking link is under construction – please check back) Click here to book your flu shot appointment and to learn more.

  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for ages 3 and older – $45
  • High Dose Influenza Vaccine for ages 65 and older – $80
  • The following primary medical insurance types are also accepted:
    • Aetna
    • ConnectiCare
    • Cigna
    • Medicare Part B
    • Medicaid/HUSKY

 

New Staff – Health District welcomes new Director of Clinical Services, Vanessa Hurta, APRN! Learn more.

West Nile  – West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes trapped in Westport and Easton.  Conditions are favorable for mosquitoes and with the number of infected mosquitoes likely to be increasing, it is important to take precautions to avoid being bitten by a mosquito. Click here to read full press release.

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization. People who are immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are more at risk of serious, prolonged illness.  They may not build the same level of immunity to the 2-dose vaccine series and may benefit from an additional dose to make sure they have enough protection.

***Please note that booster doses for the general public have not yet been authorized by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).***

Who is eligible for third dose? 

Currently, the CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

People should speak with their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

How long after getting my initial COVID-19 vaccines can I get an additional dose?

The CDC recommends the additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine be administered at least four weeks after a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Where can I access my vaccination record if I have misplaced my vaccine card?

You can now access your immunization record through the CT Wiz Public Portal, a free service provided by the CT Department of Public Health Immunization Program.

To learn more, please visit the CDC’s website.

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The Westport Weston Health District strives to promote health and well-being, prevent disease, and ensure a clean and safe environment for the communities we serve.

Business Hours:

The Health District is open and observes COVID safety protocols.  Visitors must wear a mask.

Monday – Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Phone:          203.227.9571

Fax:              203.221.7199

Email:           publichealth@wwhd.org

 

**To report a public health emergency after business hours, please call:

Westport – Westport Dispatch: 203-341-6000

Weston – Weston Communications Center: 203-222-2600

Easton – Easton 24 hour, non-911:  203-268-4111