Mass Dispensing Area
FVHD is responsible for ensuring the health of the residents within its jurisdiction. We are one of 41 regions designated within the State of Connecticut to coordinate a Mass Dispensing Area designed to provide medication as fast as possible to as many healthy residents as possible to prevent illness in the event of a public health emergency.
The Farmington Valley Health District is Mass Dispensing Area #24.
Extensive planning has been done, but the need for volunteers to assist in these efforts is absolutely crucial. Many roles are available and are for the most part straightforward and not difficult to perform. There is need for non-medical as well as medical personnel.There will be “just in time” training and orientation prior to standing up of the clinic for volunteers responding to an imminent crisis.
However, it is important to have a trained core of volunteers prepared in advance to best respond to an emergency. Drills and exercises as well as opportunities to participate in planning and implementation will make our community better prepared to respond to a public health emergency. Individuals interested in stepping up to the task and filling key clinic positions are greatly needed and encouraged to contact the Farmington Valley Health District.
What to Expect
Already Ill or Sick Individuals