NVHD FLU CLINICS
The Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) will offer influenza vaccine clinics to residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour and Shelton during the months of September, October and November. Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age or older. All residents are welcome to any of the clinics listed below, and appointments are not necessary.
Clinics will be held at the following locations:
• September 29 9-11am – Naugatuck Senior Center
• October 6 10am-12pm – Derby Senior Center
• October 13 9-11am – Shelton Senior Center
• October 18 9-11am – Ansonia Senior Center
• October 19 9-11am – Seymour Community/Senior Center
• October 20 11am-1pm – Crisco Senior Fair, Warsaw Park, Ansonia
Additional clinics will be available by appointment on Tuesdays starting November 8th at Naugatuck Valley Health District. Children needing flu shots will be accommodated by appointment at regularly scheduled immunization clinics at the district office in Seymour.
Please read the 2016 Flu Clinic Press Release for pricing, accepted insurance provides, and additional information.
Report Food Poisoning
If you think you have food poisoning or an allergic reaction to food, call your doctor. If it’s an emergency, call 911.
If you believe you or someone you know became ill from eating a certain food, contact your local health department. For more information call 203-881-3255
While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually—the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6 Americans each year. And each year these illnesses result in an estimated *128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne outbreak. Reporting illnesses to your local health department helps them identify potential outbreaks of foodborne disease. Public health officials investigate outbreaks to control them, so more people do not get sick in the outbreak, and to learn how to prevent similar outbreaks from happening in the future.