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Fight the Flu!

FLU SEASON AHEAD – PREVENTION IS KEY TO STAYING HEALTHY!

In the United States, flu viruses (seasonal influenza) is detected year-round.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, “flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.” (CDC, 2018)

Prevention

The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year.  The CDC has a whole page with information and resources about the flu vaccine. To access, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html

Locating Flu Vaccines

Nowadays, flu vaccines are available at many convenient locations.  Flu vaccines can be obtained at your local pharmacy, grocery store, urgent care facility, or physician’s office. To find the closest vaccination site near you, enter your zipcode in the flu-finder below! 

 

Friday, October 5, 2018
Join our Volunteer Force!

Volunteer Sign-up link: https://www.bitly.com/qvhdvolunteer

Interested in joining our volunteer team? Our awesome volunteers help strengthen public health, emergency response & community resiliency! As a volunteer you may be called upon to assist during an emergency or to simply help us collect food drive donations at a community event. Regardless, being a volunteer will allow you to connect with your neighbors and have a direct impact on the community you know and love. 

Want to go above and beyond? Join our Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Unit which does all of the above and MORE! You'll have the opportunity to participate in free, local and regional training's, assist in community education and outreach efforts and aid in emergency response. Don't let the name fool you, no medical background is required to be apart of our MRC! For more information and access to the application visit www.qvhd.org/qvhd-mrc 

 

Friday, September 14, 2018
School Based Health Center at Hamden High School Forms 2018-2019

Healthy Students Make Better Learners! 

Quinnipiack Valley Health District operates the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Hamden High School. It is supported by a grant from the state of Connecticut. The SBHC is a state licensed outpatient clinic housed right in the school. The SBHC is open during school hours so that students and parents do not need to miss school or work to get care. All services are provided with no charge to students or families (no cost/fees to families) though billable services submitted to your insurance company when appropriate.

Orientation for Hamden High School is Thursday, September 13th from 6-8PM staff will be on-site to answer any questions!  

See Below for the 2018-2019 School Year Forms: 

School Based Health Center Enrollment Form 2018-2019 

School Based Health Center Flu Vaccine Consent Form 2018-2019 

 

Friday, September 7, 2018