Health district offers back to school immunization clinics
Naugatuck Valley Health District will host special children’s vaccination clinics to help get district students up to date before the new school year begins. The immunization clinics will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20 and 27 at the district office at 98 Bank Street, Seymour. Appointments are required. A parent or guardian must accompany the student.
Depending on a child’s age and grade level, different vaccinations are required to enter school. For instance, children entering kindergarten in Connecticut this year need to have at least four doses of the diptheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTap) vaccine, at least three doses of the polio vaccine, two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, three doses of hepatitis B vaccine, two doses of varicella (or chicken pox) vaccine, two doses of the hepatitis A vaccine, one dose of the pneumococcal vaccine and one dose of the Haemophilus influenza type B vaccine.
Consult your school nurse in regarding the vaccines required for your child. There will be a charge of $20 per vaccine for those younger than 19. Costs for vaccines for older individuals vary. Bring vaccine record. Clinics are public.
The Naugatuck Valley Health District serves residents of the municipalities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour and Shelton. For more information, or to make an appointment for immunization, call 203-881-3255, Monday to Friday, 8:30-4 p.m.