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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 –  Please call 203.227.9571 to book an appointment.

  • 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
  • Please remember to bring your insurance card, photo identification, & the Influenza Vaccine Consent Form with you to your appointment. Click here to view/print Consent Form

 

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COVID-19 Vaccine:  Third Dose vs Boosters

Third-Dose:  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals who meet certain criteria. This includes individuals who have received solid organ transplants or take medications that suppress the immune system.  A third dose is not the same as a booster. The third dose is intended to strengthen the immunity in those who may not have built the same immunity from a standard two-dose series. Speak with your healthcare provider about your medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate. 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. The Health District is administering third doses of Moderna to individuals who meet the criteria.

Boosters: Booster doses are given to individuals when the immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have waned over time. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer’s vaccine at least six months after full vaccination in people 65 and older as well as for individuals at high risk of COVID-19. Click here for CDC’s guidelines for booster eligibility.

Federal advisory panels have met and CT Department of Public Health expects formal approval of Moderna and J&J booster doses on 10/22/2021. We will update information regarding specifics of the approval when it becomes available from CT DPH.  The Moderna booster dosage is expected to be a half dose and the Health District plans to host booster clinics once formal approval is granted. Please check back next week for more information and any upcoming clinic schedules.

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