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11/29/2022 - Staying healthy during cold and flu season

Cold and flu season is in full swing in CT and here are some tips to prevent the spread of these illnesses:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or upper shirt sleeve, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
  • Stay home when sick!
  • Consider wearing a close-fitting mask around other people while respiratory symptoms are present. 
  • Stay up to date with you vaccinations such as flu and COVID. Many of the local pharmacies have both flu and COVID vaccine available.
  • The Fairfield Health Department has a limited supply of flu vaccine left by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an appointment for anyone over the age of 3 years for their flu shot, please call 203-256-3150. Please note, appointments are during business hours.
  • The Health Department will be offering a MODERNA Bivalent Booster clinic on 12/8 from 10am - 2pm, for those 18 years+, appointments are required and can be made through the CDC VAMS website. If you are having difficulty, please call our office (203-256-3150) and we can help you book an appointment.