Health District schedules flu clinics in Shelton, Valley towns

The Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) will offer influenza vaccine clinics to Shelton residents in September, October and November.

Flu vaccination — with the shot or nasal spray — is recommended for everyone 6 months of age or older.

A clinic will take place at the Shelton Senior Center on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 9-10 a.m. No appointment is necessary for this clinic. Additional clinics at senior centers have been scheduled in other Valley towns.

Flu vaccine also will be available by appointment during the district's immunization clinics every Tuesday from 1- 3 p.m. in October at the NVHD office, 98 Bank St., Seymour. Pre-registration is required for the district office clinics at 203-881-3255.

Children needing flu shots will be accommodated by appointment at regularly scheduled immunization clinics at the NVHD office.

Insurance that is accepted

The NVHD accepts Aetna, Cigna, ConnectiCare, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare Part B (bring proper insurance cards). It does not accept Medicare Advantage plans, Oxford or United HealthCare.

The cost of the flu vaccine for those with other forms of insurance is $20 for the trivalent vaccine, $30 for the quadrivalent vaccine, and $40 for the high-dose vaccine for those age 65 and older. Acceptable forms of payment are cash and debit or credit card.

Elderly homebound persons who cannot attend any of the clinics may contact the NVHD at 203-881-3255 to make arrangements for a nurse to administer the vaccine at home.

The NVHD serves Shelton, Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck and Seymour. Learn more at