Starting March 1 (Monday), the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center (CSHHC) in partnership with the Town of Hamden will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations at the Hamden Board of Education building located at 60 Putnam Avenue.
Vaccinations will be administered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment only. Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center follows Connecticut Department of Public Health guidelines for vaccine eligibility. Community members who are eligible to be vaccinated can schedule an appointment by calling the health center at 203-503-3000. COVID-19 testing continues to be offered at the site Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An appointment is not needed for testing.
“We are pleased to expand our collaboration with the Town of Hamden that began last summer with community COVID testing,” said Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center CEO Michael Taylor. “It is through these types of partnerships and spirit of cooperation that we have been able to effectively respond to the health care needs of our communities during these challenging times.”
Hamden Mayor Curt Balzano Leng agreed, saying, “Like other municipalities across the state, we are working tirelessly to find ways to support and protect our residents through the pandemic. We are proud of the strides we are making on behalf of our communities in collaboration with the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center.” The health center and town officials encourage residents to continue taking steps to prevent and slow the spread of the virus through social distancing and wearing a mask. They also recommend:
- Frequent hand washing, for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Covering coughs and sneezes with a sleeve or a tissue and throw it in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
The Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center is the oldest and among the largest community Health Centers in Connecticut. The Center provides integrated medical, dental and behavioral health solutions throughout the Greater New Haven area and the Naugatuck Valley with the goal of improving the health status of patients and the community at large. The Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center has been a leader in community healthcare innovation for over 50 years. Learn more at www.cornellscott.org.
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