Prevent Illness with Vaccines

School will be letting out soon and many families are getting ready for summer vacations and camps. In preparation for camp, make sure your child is up-to-date on recommended childhood vaccines for a healthy summer. 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 May 15, 2017