Archive for Public Health

Get Your Flu Vaccine Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow, January 27, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) will be teaming up with local health departments to administer free/low cost flu vaccinations.

 

As the flu continues to spread across the state, DPH strongly encourages all residents 6 months of age or older to get vaccinated.

 

Please click here to access a full list of times and locations of Flu Clinics in your area.

Stay safe and healthy this winter by taking advantage of this great opportunity.

Free Narcan Training Classes in Waterbury, Surrounding Area

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In response to the ongoing and devastating opioid crisis gripping our state and country, Jennifer DeWitt, Executive Director of the Central Naugatuck Valley Regional Action Council (CNVRAC), with the support of the United Way of Greater Waterbury, announced a series of Narcan training classes will be held throughout the region in the coming months.

Classes are open to the public and advanced registration is required.  Pharmacists are also scheduled to be on site to answer questions, provide guidance and discuss prescriptions for the lifesaving drug.

According to CNVRAC, training will include:

  • Overdose Prevention Strategies
  • Signs & Symptoms of Overdose
  • How to Administer Naloxone
  • Good Samaritan Law
  • Support Information & Resources

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Greater Waterbury Republican Legislators Receive Committee Assignments

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House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today announced the 2017-2019 legislative committee assignments and caucus leadership positions for the Republican Greater Waterbury delegation of State Representatives Tony D’Amelio (R-71), David K. Labriola (R-131) Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70), Rob Sampson (R-80), Eric Berthel (R-68) and Stephanie Cummings (R-74).

Representative Rebimbas has been promoted to the position of caucus Whip and will join Whips D’Amelio and Labriola in helping to shape public policy, assisting fellow Republican lawmakers and making sure Republican House members are in attendance to cast their votes on legislative issues.  Rep. Rebimbas will continue as Ranking Member of the powerful Judiciary Committee, and serve on the Government Administration and Elections (GAE) Committee.

“I am honored Representative Klarides entrusted me with another important role within the leadership of the caucus and I look forward to once again working across the aisle to help the people of Naugatuck and the state to bring the budget under control and preserve vital services for the most needy residents,” Rep. Rebimbas said.

Representative Stephanie Cummings will begin her first two-year term representing the 74th General Assembly District, which includes the East End and East Mountain sections of Waterbury, by serving on the legislature’s Judiciary, Government Administration and Elections (GAE) and Public Health Committees.

“I’m excited to begin serving the residents of the East End and East Mountain on the state level and proud to serve on committees that have such an important impact on the quality of life for those in our state who have been struggling for too long,” Rep. Cummings said. “I am ready and willing to roll up my sleeves and get to work on the difficult issues to make Connecticut a more affordable place to live and raise a family.”

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