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.