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Get Ready for Back to School by Getting Vaccinated

By: Erika Thompson, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, UNTHSC

The long days of summer have us enjoying time off of school, camps, and vacations. But the school year is right around the corner. August will be spent stocking up on school supplies, but there is an essential step you can do now to get prepared – vaccinations.

Adult Vaccines Are Important Too!

Think vaccines are just for children? Think again! Vaccines protect adults from 14 serious, possibly deadly, diseases. Besides an annual flu shot, adults should receive a tetanus shot every 10 years. There are additional vaccines needed depending on age, job, health conditions, travel, lifestyle and vaccination history. 

ICTC provides all adult vaccines for adults with no insurance for $8 each dose at our events. If you have your shot record, remember to bring it with you!

Where to Get Vaccines

ICTC supports all children having a medical home and should consult with their provider for vaccines. 

There are several ways to obtain vaccines in Tarrant County. Besides ICTC’s low-cost vaccine events held in August, there are community clinics located throughout the county that offer all required and recommended vaccines.

2018 & 2019 Texas State Vaccine Requirements

Are you new to Texas? Is your child is starting public school for the first time? Do you want to know what vaccines are required to enroll in a public school in Texas? You've come to the right place! We have linked the 2018-2019 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students K-12th Grade. 

We know this can be overwhelming, which is why we have immunization counselors at all of our events to help you navigate what vaccines your child will need. Just remember to bring your shot record. 

 

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