Immunizations are an excellent way to protect yourself and your family against many diseases. Age-appropriate immunization starts at birth and continues through adulthood, with special emphasis through age two.
Asher Community Health Center and Wheeler County Public Health work closely together to ensure everyone has access to free immunizations.
Immunizations are an excellent way to protect your child against many childhood diseases. The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases recommend a series of immunizations to protect your children against vaccine-preventable diseases
Adolescents (11-18) need shots to protect them from several vaccine preventable diseases. These shots are:
These vaccines are a part of the recommended immunization schedule. To learn what age people should get these shots and how many doses are required, check out these websites.
The widespread implementation of childhood vaccination programs has substantially reduced the occurrence of many vaccine-preventable diseases. However, adults may be at risk for these diseases and their complications if they escaped natural infection or have not been vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox) and poliomyelitis.
Other vaccine-preventable diseases (hepatitis B, rabies, influenza, and
pneumococcal disease) may pose a risk to persons in certain age, occupational, environmental, and life-style groups and those with special health problems:
A systematic approach to vaccination is necessary to ensure that every adult is appropriately protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Determine if there are vaccination requirements for your intended destination. It may require several months to receive the adequate number and type of vaccines, toxoids and/or prophylaxis.
International travelers may be required or encouraged to receive additional vaccines, toxoids and/or prophylaxis prior to departure from the United States.
In general, to reduce the risk of infection, travelers must:
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