Are Your Kids Ready for School?
Are Vaccinations on Your Back-to-School List?
A new school year is upon us, and the community is buzzing in preparation to get back in the school routine. It’s common at this time of year that your child may be due up for a vaccination.
It’s true that some vaccine-preventable diseases have become very rare thanks to vaccines. However, cases and outbreaks still happen according to the CDC. The U.S experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014 – in fact, it was the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000. From January 1 to June 26, 2015, there have been 178 cases of measles and 5 outbreaks reported. From January 1–July 10, 2015, almost 9,000 cases of whooping cough have been reported to CDC by 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Making sure children stay up to date with vaccinations is the best way to protect our communities and schools from outbreaks that can cause unnecessary illnesses and deaths.
The Urgency Room can provide vaccinations for a number of the following diseases.
- Hepatitis B
- Meningitis [Texas only]
- Tetanus/Diphtheria/pertussis (TDAP)
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- TB skin test
- Yellow Fever
However, not all vaccinations are offered at all locations. Please call us today to confirm availability of a specific vaccination at your nearest clinic.Vaccinations & Immunizations