Category: Health

Connecticut Department of Public Health Issues Health Alert: Tolland County Now Upgraded To The “High Transmission” Category

HARTFORD, CT – The Centers for Disease Control has now placed Tolland County in the “High Transmission” category of COVID-19. Tolland is the seventh county in the state to be upgraded to the High Transmission category. Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven, New London and Middlesex Counties also are listed as High Transmission. Windham is the…

Connecticut Department of Public Health Issues Health Alert: Litchfield County Now Upgraded To The “High Transmission” Category

Middlesex County Also Returns To The “High Transmission” Category HARTFORD, CT – The Centers for Disease Control has now placed Litchfield County in the “High Transmission” category of COVID-19. Litchfield is the sixth county in the state to be upgraded to the High Transmission category. New Haven, Hartford, New London, Fairfield and Middlesex Counties also…

City of Norwalk and Norwalk Public Schools Require Employees  to be Vaccinated or Undergo Weekly Testing

Norwalk, CT – As COVID-19 transmission and hospitalizations continue to increase across the state, the City of Norwalk and Norwalk Public Schools are instituting a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed Fairfield County in a high rate…

August is National Immunizations Awareness Month

Norwalk Health Department Urges Residents to Get a Vaccine Check-Up NORWALK, CT – August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This month, the Health Department joins the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health officials to celebrate the benefits of vaccines and remind people of all ages to make sure they…

Norwalk Health Department’s Mosquito Management Program Fights Mosquito-borne Disease

NORWALK, CT – Barbeques, beach days…and bug bites? Mosquitoes don’t have to ruin your fun in the sun. This summer, the Health Department urges Norwalkers to “Fight the Bite” and avoid mosquitoes. NHD’s mosquito management program takes a three-pronged approach to help our residents avoid mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine…

Norwalk Hospital transforms neuroendovascular and heart care with new biplane angiography system

NORWALK, CT – Norwalk Hospital opened a Biplane Angiography Suite with the latest technology for diagnosing and treating neurological and cardiovascular problems such as stroke and heart disease. The biplane angiography system utilizes two rotating cameras to create detailed, three-dimensional, X-ray images of blood vessels, soft tissue and blood flow. Endovascular neurosurgeons and cardiologists will…

Health Department’s Immunization Action Plan Program Promotes Education for Pre-Teens and Teens about the HPV Vaccine

NORWALK, CT – The Norwalk Health Department’s Immunization Action Plan (IAP) Program ran another successful campaign to promote the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to young people in the Norwalk area. As part of the Win/Win/Win initiative, IAP staff encouraged health care providers to discuss this anti-cancer vaccine with their teenage and preteen patients in Norwalk,…

CTDPH releases data on COVID vaccine “breakthrough” cases, highlighting the vaccine’s effectiveness

Cases of fully vaccinated residents contracting virus “very rare” HARTFORD, CT – As Connecticut surpasses the 50% mark for Connecticut residents ages 16 and over who are now fully vaccinated, the Department of Public Health last week released data on vaccine breakthrough cases, which clearly show that the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at fighting…

CT DPH confirms case of measles in Fairfield County child

Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday said it has confirmed a case of measles in a Fairfield County child.  The child, who was not yet vaccinated against measles, acquired the infection while traveling internationally.  DPH is collaborating with local partners to identify contacts and implement appropriate control measures. Measles…