WESTPORT WESTON HEALTH DISTRICT ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF THE NEW SHINGLES VACCINE

The Westport Weston Health District is now offering the new Shingles vaccine, known as ShingRix, to all eligible persons. The vaccine is recommended for healthy persons fifty years and older to help prevent shingles and its related complications. Individuals should be vaccinated  even if a person had shingles in the… Read more“WESTPORT WESTON HEALTH DISTRICT ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF THE NEW SHINGLES VACCINE”

Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten… Read more“Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce”

The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut

The misuse and abuse of prescription medication and opioid-based drugs has increased significantly over the years to become a public health concern in Connecticut.  Between 2009 –2014, there were nearly 2,000 accidental and unintentional opioid involved deaths that occurred in 152 of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns. The demographic breakdown… Read more“The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut”

Westport and Weston Establish Insect and Tickborne Disease Task Force

Weston First Selectwoman Nina Daniel and Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe announced that they are establishing a joint Task Force to address insect and tickborne diseases. Westport Weston Health District Director of Health Mark Cooper will be appointed Chairman of the Task Force. Representatives of agencies from both towns will… Read more“Westport and Weston Establish Insect and Tickborne Disease Task Force”