Valley Health District offers back-to-school immunization clinic

Naugatuck Valley Health District will host a children’s vaccination clinic to help get district students up to date before the new school year begins.

The immunization clinic will be held 9-11 a.m. and 1–3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the district office at 98 Bank Street in 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 influenzae 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 children 19 and younger. Costs for vaccines for older individuals vary. Payment is by cash, credit or debit card.

Remember to Bring your child’s vaccine record.

The Naugatuck Valley Health District serves residents of the area, including of Ansonia, Derby and Seymour. For more information, or to make an appointment for an immunization, call 203-881-3255, Monday–Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.