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Carlo Leone

Integrity & Collaboration

Get Your Flu Shot on Saturday!

In effort to protect public health and reduce the spread of the flu virus, the state Department of Public Health is teaming up with local health departments to provide free/low cost influenza vaccines at several locations across the state this Saturday, January 27th. I strongly encourage all Stamford area residents over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot.

The Stamford Health Department will host its flu shot clinic tomorrow, Saturday January 27th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 888 Washington Boulevard in Stamford. Vaccines administered to children 18 years of age and younger will be made available free of charge.

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State health officials say flu activity in Connecticut continues to increase. As of January 13th, over 1,342 people have tested positive for the flu so far this season, and 615 have been hospitalized with the illness. There have also been 21 flu-related deaths so far this season.

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that is spread through the air and by direct contact with respiratory droplets. Typical symptoms of the flu include sudden fever, aching muscles, sore throat, coughing, runny nose, headache, and eye pain. While anyone, particularly individuals who are not vaccinated, can contract the flu, the illness is especially dangerous for certain groups, including: people aged 65 and older; and children younger than 2.

Connecticut Economic Growth Among Fastest of All States

A new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce shows that Connecticut's economy surged in the three months between July and the end of September, expanding by 3.9 percent, which is a faster growth rate than the United States on average and New England overall, and the eighth -fastest growth rate among all 50 states.

State economies are measured on the sale and production of goods and services; Connecticut's economy was $264 billion, the second largest in New England behind Massachusetts.

I'm going to continue working to ensure that Connecticut has the targeted public policies and public investments in place to keep our workforce growing and our economy thriving!