Prevent Illness with Vaccines

Summer is almost over and Texans are gearing up to go back to school. In preparation for the next school year, make sure your child is up-to-date on recommended childhood vaccines. Kids can also spread disease to other family members, so it’s important the whole family has up-to-date vaccinations. Vaccines are among the safest and most cost-effective ways to prevent the spread of infectious disease.

Recent outbreaks of diseases such as the mumps in Texas are good reminders to check your immunization history. To learn more about vaccines, contact your health care provider and visit www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/.

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Last updated July 14, 2017