Flu clinics every Tuesday in December

The Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) will offer influenza vaccine by appointment during immunization clinics at the district every Tuesday in December from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

This year's flu vaccine (shot or nasal spray) will protect against the A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) virus; A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2)-like virus; B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like virus strains of influenza. Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age or older.

The Health District will accept AETNA, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ConnectiCare and Medicare Part B if it is the primary insurance plan. Clinic attendees should bring all of their insurance cards to better verify their eligibility for flu vaccine coverage by their insurer. Medicare HMO's, United and Oxford Health Care will not be accepted. The cost of the flu vaccine for those with other forms of insurance is $20.00, payable by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard. All clinic attendees should wear loose fitting clothes with short sleeves.

For more information regarding the district's flu clinic schedule, please call Naugatuck Valley Health District, 203-881-3255, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Naugatuck Valley Health District office is located at 98 Bank Street, Seymour, and serves residents of the municipalities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour and Shelton.

Updates and additions to the clinic schedule will be posted on the NVHD website at www.nvhd.org.