Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD)

Serving the Towns of Clinton, Old Saybrook, Deep River, Haddam and Chester



Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today is reporting the first influenza deaths of the 2019-2020 season, and is reminding residents to get vaccinated to protect their health against the flu. As the holiday season approaches and social activities increase, now is the time to protect yourself, family, and loved ones. Vaccination remains the most effective protection as the flu season can be long, running from October to May, peaking between December and March.

“I advise all Connecticut residents to take the proactive step to protect their health during flu season by getting a flu shot,” said DPH Commissioner Renee D. Coleman-Mitchell. “Flu vaccines are safe and effective, and can either help prevent you from becoming infected by this serious virus, or help lessen your symptoms if you do get sick. Talk to your health care provider, pharmacist or local health department about the easiest way to get a flu shot.”

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To provide quality core local public health services to the district's towns through a variety of education, monitoring, promotion, empowerment, advocacy, and enforcement activities with the goal of improving the health status of its residents.

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Formed in 2006, the district was a final result of an effort to regionalize local public health services in the lower Connecticut River Valley.

If you live in Old Saybrook, Clinton, Deep River, Haddam or Chester the CRAHD is your local health department. CRAHD provides essential public health services to its five communities. These services include but are not limited to: monitoring the health status of the population, disease control and prevention and dedication to reducing the risk of disease, promoting better health in adults and children including promotion of healthy lifestyles, health education for a better informed population, environmental health and code compliance to ensure safe water, food, public facilities, sanitation, waste water disposal, public pools, day care centers, vermin control and minimum housing standards, preparing for health emergencies such as a new emerging infection or a shift in a perennial disease, and planning and implementing community public health programs.

CRAHD serves its population of over 40,000 year round residents, as well as a seasonal swell in population of our shoreline towns during the summer months. We are committed to improving the health and well being of our residents and being a source of information for health related concerns.


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Before you know it, cold and flu season will be upon us. Let’s stay healthy Old Saybrook!! It’s time to get your flu shot!! Check out our “Get Your Flu Shot” video!

Posted by Old Saybrook Police Department on Friday, October 25, 2019

The Old Saybrook Police Department Supports FLU Vaccinations.

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Connecticut River Area Health District

455 Boston Post Rd, Suite 7 
Old Saybrook, CT 06475