Public Health Commissioner Encourages Vaccinations as Winter Approaches

Dr. Manisha Juthani, commissioner of public health. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

The West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District will be holding two walk-in flu vaccine and COVID booster clinics in November – on Nov. 4 at the Senior Center in Bishops Corner from 10 a.m. until noon, and on Nov. 18 at the Elmwood Community Center, also from 10 a.m. until noon.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Connecticut’s public health commissioner warned Friday of the onset of the respiratory viral season but said two of those ailments — influenza and COVID-19 — could be mitigated by available vaccinations and booster shots.

During a virtual afternoon press conference, Dr. Manisha Juthani, state commissioner of public health, said the state was seeing an increase in cases of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) as the weather becomes colder. COVID cases, meanwhile, have been holding steady but were expected to rise during the winter months.

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