Health District offers back to school immunization clinic for Shelton youngsters

The Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD), which serves Shelton, 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 take place Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 9-11 a.m. and 1–3 p.m. at the district office, 98 Bank St., Seymour. Appointments are required and a parent or guardian must accompany the student.

What vaccinations are required?

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.

People should consult their school nurse on the vaccines required for a child.

What it costs

The fee at the NVHD clinic will be $20 per vaccine for children under 19. Costs for vaccines for older individuals vary.

Payment is by cash, credit or debit card. People should bring their child’s vaccine record. For more information, or to

For an immunization appointment, call NVHD on weekdays at 203-881-3255.

In addition to Shelton, the Naugatuck Valley Health District serves Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck and Seymour.