To reduce the spread of the flu virus, the state Department of Public Health is working with local health departments to provide free and low cost influenza vaccines across the state on Saturday, Jan. 27. The clinic closest to our area is at East Shore Health District: 688 East Main St. Orchard Research Park, Branford.
For those of you impacted by the changes to the Medicare Savings program, there is good news. The state Department of Social Services has announced that it will delay the scheduled Jan. 1 implementation of income eligibility reductions in the Medicare Savings Programs, as a result of concerns raised by beneficiaries, advocates and legislators.
Several new laws went into effect on Oct. 1, including: Stiffer penalties for hate crimes, protections for pregnant women in the workplace, changes to the age and weight requirements for car seats, the formation of a Small Business Hotline and protections against the Civil Asset Forfeiture law.