Monroe Health Department
Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization
schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their
child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t
vaccinated. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new child care facility, a
toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or
high school – or even a college freshman – parents should check their child’s
Child care facilities, preschool programs, schools and colleges are prone to outbreaks of infectious diseases. Children in these settings can easily spread illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, and not covering their coughs, and other factors such as interacting in crowded environments.
When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk
for disease and can spread disease to others in their play groups, child care centers,
classrooms and communities – including babies who are too young to be fully
vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other
Additionally, states may require children who are entering
child care or school to be vaccinated against certain diseases. Colleges and
universities may have their own requirements, especially for students living in
a dormitory. Parents should check with their child’s doctor, school or contact the Monroe Health Department to learn about the requirements.
Back to School Vaccination Clinic
Vaccination clinics for school-age children will take place at the Health Department in Monroe’s Town Hall, located at 7 Fan Hill Road. If you need to schedule an appointment please call the Monroe Health Department at (203) 452-2818.
Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth through 6 Years Old
Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 through 18 Years Old
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