Preventing Illness and Promoting Wellness for Communities in Eastern Connecticut

  • Andover
  • Ashford
  • Bolton
  • Chaplin
  • Columbia
  • Coventry
  • Mansfield
  • Scotland
  • Tolland
  • Willington

Awareness, Prevention and Immunization

Respiratory infections peak in the fall and winter months and prevention is key to slowing the spread and staying healthy.  Prevention tools you can use this season:

  • Stay up-to-date with vaccines: flu and COVID vaccines are updated for current strains and recommended for everyone; RSV is a new vaccine for special groups (very young and over 60)
  • Stay home when sick (and the first 5 days after symptoms start for COVID)
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Remember respiratory etiquette (cover your cough, preferably not with your hands)

CDC Respiratory Illness: Protect Yourself

FDA resources for the Fall Respiratory Illness Season

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COVID-19

EHHD is providing FREE updated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine & flu vaccine

    >for individuals age 5 years through 18 years of age

    >by appointment (call 860-429-3325)

    >Thursdays 4pm - 6pm at the Mansfield Town Hall starting Nov. 9th

*Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

Find information about the vaccine at: CDC Covid-19 Vaccine

Also, uninsured or under-insured adults may be eligible for free Covid-19 vaccine through the Bridge Access Program; contact our office and speak to Cecile Serazo or Courtney LeBlanc for more information.  

  Search for other providers with Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax vaccine at:  vaccines.gov

**Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available at most major pharmacies and are free through insurance or through the Bridge program for those who are uninsured or under-insured.

 COVID-19 VACCINE Information      Access Your Immunization Records       CDC eligibility for Covid-19 vaccines

 COVID-19 home test kits available at the Mansfield EHHD office @ 4 South Eagleville Rd and by ordering at https://www.covid.gov/tests

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FLU (for more information on influenza click on the link)

Influenza vaccination clinics for children 4 through 18 years of age hosted by the EHHD in 2023 include:

Thursdays (starting November 9th) from 4pm-6pm at the Mansfield Town Hall

Free vaccines

Call the office to set an appointment:  860-429-3325

 

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RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)

For more information about RSV click HERE for the CDC website

An RSV vaccine is now available for adults over 60 and infants. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information on how to get the vaccine.