Health district offers flu clinics

The Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) will offer influenza vaccine clinics to residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour and Shelton during the months through November.  Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months or older.

Clinics will be held at the following locations:
— Wednesday, Oct. 7, 10-12 p.m. at the  Seymour Community/Senior Center.

— Thursday, Oct. 8, 10-12 p.m., Shelton Senior Center.

— Tuesday, Oct. 13 4-6:30 p.m., Naugatuck Valley Health District, Seymour.

— Thursday, Oct. 15, 11-1 p.m., Crisco Senior Fair, Warsaw Park, Ansonia.

— Wednesday, Oct. 28, 10-12 p.m., Ansonia Doyle Senior Center.
No appointments are necessary. Flu vaccine will also be available by appointment on Wednesdays starting Nov. 4. Children needing flu shots will be accommodated by appointment at regularly scheduled immunization clinics at the district office in Seymour. Pre-registration is required for the district office clinics.

The Health District will accept Aetna, Cigna, ConnectiCare, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare Part B. We are not able to accept Medicare Advantage plans, Oxford or United HealthCare.

Those who are eligible should bring the proper insurance cards. The cost of the flu vaccine for with other forms of insurance is $30 for the quadrivalent vaccine, and $40 for the high dose vaccine for those 65 years and older. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, debit or credit card.

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

For more information, call Naugatuck Valley Health District at 203-881-3255, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m.

The Naugatuck Valley Health District office is located at 98 Bank Street, Seymour.