Housatonic Valley Health District is committed to providing weekly in-depth COVID-19 reports, which are published every Friday.
Update from Lisa Morrissey, Director of Health
We are happy to announce that HVHD is now reporting data for the Town of Sharon as part of a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health grant!
On June 15, 2022, an expert U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel voted that the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are safe and effective for children ages 6 months and older. The FDA’s panel voted unanimously—21-0—that the benefits of Moderna’s vaccine outweigh its risks for kids ages 6 months through 5 years of age. They also voted unanimously that the benefits of Pfizer’s vaccine outweigh risks for kids ages 6 months through 4 years.
The vaccine advisory group of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will review the data and decide whether to make a formal recommendation for vaccination in this age group.