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HVHD Hosts a Series of Drive-Thru Clinics this Fall

For Immediate Release:

Housatonic Valley Health District (HVHD) will be hosting several drive-thru vaccination clinics throughout  the community this Fall. At these drive-thru vaccination clinics, HVHD will be administering Flu vaccinations and Griffin Health will be on-site administering COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccination clinics will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, September 24 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at Pomperaug High School (234 Judd Rd, Southbury, CT 06488)
  • Saturday, October 1 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at Sarah Noble Intermediate School (25 Sunny Valley Rd, New Milford, CT 06776)
  • Saturday, October 8 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at Oxford Municipal Annex Building (462 Oxford Rd Oxford, CT 06478)
  • Friday, October 14 from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Pomperaug High School (234 Judd Rd, Southbury, CT 06488)
  • Friday, October 21 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Sarah Noble Intermediate School (25 Sunny Valley Rd, New Milford, CT 06776)

According to the Center for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), it is important to get your flu shot this year and stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations. Both the flu and COVID-19 are contagious respiratory illnesses that can cause severe illness, hospitalization, and even death if you do not take the proper steps to prevent illness. By getting vaccinated this fall, you are protecting yourself, your family and friends, and your community. 

Lisa Morrissey, Director of Health at HVHD, states, “I encourage everyone to get vaccinated in hopes that we will be able to reduce hospitalizations this respiratory virus season. Getting vaccinated and staying up to date with vaccinations can relieve the strain on the healthcare system and it helps people participate in fun activities this fall with less fear of severe illness.We are excited to partner with Griffin Health to expand the capacity at our drive-thru clinics.”

To learn more about HVHD’s upcoming flu clinics and to schedule a flu vaccine appointment, visit (https://hvhd.us/immunizations/flu-vaccinations/). If you have any questions about scheduling your appointment, you can contact the Housatonic Valley Health District by calling 203-264-9616 or emailing cht@hvhd.us.

The Housatonic Valley Health District serves New Milford, Oxford, Southbury, Washington, and Woodbury. The Housatonic Valley Health District’s mission is to create better health outcomes and promote the highest attainable standard of health. It accomplishes this through three principles: prevention, education, and outreach. HVHD prevents disease, injury, and disability for its communities through regular inspections of public and private businesses and homes to ensure conditions exist where people can be healthy. HVHD uses education to inform the public and health practitioners on public health best practices, policy information, and the impacts and methods of prevention for the spread of communicable diseases. HVHD conducts outreach to engage their communities that experience obstacles in accessing the public health services they need, deliver vaccines to the community, and advocate for needed and beneficial health policies.

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