News & Information
Posted on November 08, 2016
The Pomperaug District Department of Health is offering the shingles vaccination (Zostavax) at its weekly vaccination clinics. The vaccination clinics are held every Tuesday at the Health District office, 77 Main Street North, Playhouse Corner in Southbury. Appointments are required.
Posted on October 03, 2016
Most parents want to know what exactly hand, foot, and mouth disease is, how to help their child cope with the discomfort it causes, and most of all when their child can go back to child care or school. Read on for answers to these and more frequently asked questions.
Posted on October 03, 2016
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) released a list of
Connecticut farms identified by the USDA as having received beef from Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol,
MA. This is being done as part of the public health response to a recent E.coli:O157 outbreak that has sickened
patients in several states, including Connecticut.
Posted on August 22, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that an additional area of active Zika transmission has been identified in Florida involving a section of Miami Beach, in addition to the area of active Zika transmission near Wynwood.
Posted on June 28, 2016
Pomperaug District Department of Health has received confirmation of elevated levels of uranium in a private well in the Good Hill Road area of Woodbury. Due to this information, the Pomperaug District Department of Health is offering well water testing for uranium (and arsenic), free of charge, to those who live in the Good Hill Road area and have private well water systems. Testing will be done in cooperation with the State of Connecticut Laboratory in Rocky Hill. Letters will be sent to homeowners in the affected area immediately regarding scheduling well water sampling.
Posted on June 27, 2016
Learn more about how your septic system operates, why it’s important to properly maintain your system, simple, every-day tips that will help you avoid costly system repairs and replacement, and more!
Posted on April 27, 2016
As the local fishing season gets underway, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) wants to remind anglers and the general public of the benefits of fish consumption. Both local and store-bought fish contain beneficial nutrients, such as fish oils, which can help brain development and prevent heart disease. Other beneficial nutrients include iodine, selenium and protein. DPH’s list of healthiest fish choices includes trout and sunfish from the state’s freshwater bodies, flounder (winter and summer varieties) and scup (porgy) from Long Island Sound, and wild salmon and pollock from the grocery store. DPH has identified these as beneficial species that can be consumed without limit. The Department’s fact sheets and website provide the complete listing of healthy fish choices.
Posted on April 26, 2016
Pomperaug District Department of Health, Southbury Animal Control and Southbury Veterinary Hospital are working together to provide a low cost rabies clinic for dogs and cats. The clinic will be held on Sunday, June 5 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Southbury Town Garage on Peter Road. The cost is $15.00 CASH ONLY per animal. There are no residency requirements. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers.