08 - August


We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, TISD Wellness is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month.

Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them. 
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 vaccination records.

 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, 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 health conditions.

 Additionally, Texas  requires 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 the local health department to learn more about Texas vaccine requirements.

If you have a child under 6 years, find out which shots your child needs.
Find out which shots adults and teenagers need.
Use this chart for adults to see if you are up to date on your shots.
If you are pregnant, use this recommended schedule.
Tips for Less Stressful Shot Visit
HPV Vaccine Information

Texas Dept. of Health 2016 Immunization Awareness Month
CDC- Vaccine Information for Parents