Childhood Immunizations (Shots) The Health Department provides recommended routine vaccinations for children up to 18 years old. Immunizations are available by appointment only. Click here for more information.
Immunization Action Program (IAP) The Norwalk Health Department's Immunization Action Program (IAP) works with medical clinics and physician offices to ensure that all area children receive age appropriate immunizations by their second birthday. Learn more...
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccine
The Health Department offers free whooping cough vaccine for clients older than 11 years old who are family members or caregivers of infants younger than 12 months old. This free vaccine (called Tdap, or tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine) can protect you and your baby from whooping cough. Whooping cough is a serious respiratory disease that can cause severe cough, difficulty breathing, seizures, other respiratory infections, and even death.
The Health Department also conducts disease investigations when a communicable disease outbreak occurs in pre-schools. Staff also conducts home visits, investigations, and education for families whose children have elevated lead levels.
For more information about health services provided for children, please contact the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Program at (203) 854-7776.