National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
NLPW 2017 is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read our 2017 NLPPW Press Release for more information.
Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)is now accepting applications!
Check out our new NauVEL ad here or by viewing at the gas station pumps at the Seymour Stop & Shop!
There is still time to protect yourself from the flu!
NVHD is offering influenza vaccines to residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour and Shelton during the months of October and November by appointment.
The Health District accepts the following insurances; Aetna, Cigna, ConnectiCare, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare Part B. There is no copay to those who have insurance. We are not able to accept Medicare Advantage plans, Oxford or United HealthCare. Those who are eligible should bring the proper insurance cards.
The cost of the flu vaccine for those who do not have insurance is $30 for the quadrivalent vaccine, and $60 for the high dose vaccine for those 65 years and older. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, debit or credit card.
All clinic attendees should wear loose fitting clothes with short sleeves.
Elderly homebound persons who cannot attend any of the clinics may contact the Health District at 203-881-3255 to make arrangements for a nurse to administer the vaccine at home. Such individuals should have permission from their physicians for the influenza vaccine and have insurance through the above noted insurers.
Call 203-881-3255 to schedule your appointment today!
Volunteer Opportunity: Medical Reserve Corps
Don’t let the word “medical” in our name fool you! The Naugatuck Valley Medical Reserve Corps (NVMRC) is a volunteer unit comprised of individuals with both medical and non-medical backgrounds. Our volunteers live and/or work within the jurisdiction served by the Naugatuck Valley Health District (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Shelton, and Seymour, CT).
No experience is required. All training is provided free of cost.
Training Topics Include (but not limited to:)
- Naugatuck Valley Overdose Prevention & Education (N.O.P.E.) Campaign
- Seasonal Influenza Clinics
- Emergency Mass Dispensing Clinics
- Psychological First Aid
- Assisting Individuals with Access and Functional Needs
- Emergency Public Shelter Operations & Pet Shelter Operations
- Community Service & Health Fairs
- Personal, Pet & Senior Preparedness
Please visit the NVMRC website for more information and to apply!
Questions may be directed to Jessica Stelmaszek at 203-881-3255.