The Trumbull Health Department strives to promote health and well-being, prevent disease, and ensure a clean and safe environment for the communities we serve. Our office is now fully open to the public.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00PM
The Trumbull Health Department (THD) serves as the official local public health entity for the Trumbull, Connecticut community. THD is committed to improving the quality of life for all it serves through the promotion of health, prevention of disease, and by assuring a safe and clean environment for our residents. Explore our site to find the most up-to-date information regarding:
- Health alerts
- Local regulations
- Programs and services
WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of 9/24/2021
- The FDA and ACIP have approved Pfizer booster shots for those
- people 65 years and older, residents in long-term care settings
- people age 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions
- people age 18-64 years who are at increased risk for Covid-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
- The Trumbull Health Department will be taking appointments for those who meet the above criteria. Contact 203-638-5230 to schedule an appointment if you have had the second dose of Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago.
Persons who received Moderna or J&J vaccines for their primary doses are not included in the CDC recommendation at this time. DPH expects to see the inclusion of Moderna and J&J booster shots in future guidelines.
On Monday, 9/20/2021, Pfizer announced that a phase 2/3 trial has shown its Covid-19 vaccine is safe for children 5-11 years of age. Pfizer will be submitting documentation to the FDA for an EUA in the next few weeks.
Connecticut is seeing a plateau in the number of positive cases. Currently, CT positivity rate is 2.28%.
- The Trumbull Health Department reminds all residents to remain vigilant in protecting themselves, family and loved ones.
- Practice social distancing
- Limit large indoor gatherings
- Wash hands frequently. In lieu of soap and water, use a hand sanitizing solution
- Wear masks properly (make sure mask covers the nose and mouth)
- Adhere to state/local mandates
- Consider getting vaccinated.
- The Trumbull Health Department continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Both the Moderna vaccine (approved for those 18 and older) and Pfizer vaccine (approved for those 12 and older) are available. Call 203-638-5230 for an appointment today if you are interested.
Additional Dose Vaccinations
- Also available, are “additional dose” COVID-19 vaccinations (Pfizer and Moderna) for those who are immunocompromised. An additional dose of vaccine is a dose administered when the immune response to a standard primary vaccine series is likely not be protective.
- People are considered moderately to severely immunocompromised if they are/have:
- Active treatment for solid tumor or hematologic malignancies
- Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
- Receipt of CAR-T cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within two years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., >20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
- While a provider referral is not required to receive an “additional dose” of a COVID vaccine, it is highly recommended that you consult with your healthcare provider in making a joint decision about your receiving and the timing of your additional dose.
- By receiving an additional dose, you are attesting that you meet the above status of moderately to severely immunocompromised and understand the importance of speaking with your healthcare provider.
Vaccine recipients can now access immunizations records!
- Vaccine recipients can now access immunization records through the secure CT WiZ Public Portal, a free service provided by the CT DPH Immunization Program.
- Vaccine recipients and legal guardians can access official immunization records for themselves and their children if they are under the age of 18 using the CT WiZ Public Portal with ‘two-factor authentication’ to verify identity.
- Recipients won’t find the record if the contact information does not match what the provider reported to CT WIZ. If they are unable to locate their record in the portal, they can contact the DPH Immunization Program for assistance (helpdesk: https://dph-cthelpdesk.ct.gov/Ticket or phone: 860-509-7929 during business hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm).
License Renewal Schedule:
- Beauty Establishments: January 1st-Dec 31st
- Tobacco Retailers: January 1st-Dec 31st
- Food Establishments: April 1st- March 31st
- Pools- Seasonal: May 1st – September 30th
- Pools-Indoor: May 1st-April 30
The THD has now vaccinated over 10,000 people!
Vaccines are now available at many local pharmacies in addition to the VAMS site. Everyone 12 years of age and older is eligible to receive vaccine in Connecticut. At this time, only the Pfizer vaccine has been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in children ages 12 and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for use in adults 18 and older.
What You Need to Know: COVID-19 Vaccination, Mask-Wearing, and Social Distancing:
How to schedule a vaccine appointment:
- To locate a vaccine provider near you and book an appointment, please visit Guest Registration for scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccine (cdc.gov)
- To register for an appointment on the telephone, call Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 response plans in Connecticut, visit Connecticut COVID-19 Response.
If you have lost your vaccination card or don’t have a copy, contact your vaccination provider directly to access your vaccination record. Anyone who was vaccinated through the THD, can call 203 638-5230 to receive a replacement card.
- If you cannot contact your vaccination provider directly, contact your state health department’s immunization information system (IIS). You can find state IIS information on the CDC website. Vaccination providers are required to report COVID-19 vaccinations to their IIS and related systems.
- If you enrolled in v-safe or VaxText after your first vaccine dose, you can access your vaccination information using those tools.
COVID testing offered by Griffin Hospital is no longer available at our location. For testing, please call 211 for the most up to date testing sites.
If you have removed a tick and want to have it tested, please visit our office.
Please fill out the attached form prior to your visit. A $5.00 service charge is required and results will be emailed to you in approximately two weeks.
During non-office hours, please fill out the forms provided by our drop-box and follow the directions located outside our office.
Video About Public Health
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) created a short film about the vital and heroic role of public health.
Responsibilities & Services
The THD's overall role is to protect and promote the public's health through people, prevention and partnerships. As a local health agency, our responsibilities include the enforcement of the Connecticut Public Health Code and mandated services as prescribed by CGS Section 368e (municipal).
- Local health agency ordinances and regulations may be more stringent than the State's mandates, however they cannot be less stringent or in conflict with state regulations and statutes.
- Town charters and local board of health by-laws may include for provisions of services that exceed the basic public health program.
- Local health agencies have the legal authority to levy fines and penalties for public health code violations, and to grant and rescind license permits (such as for food services establishments or septic systems) and to establish fees for their services.