With back to school season upon us right now it is a good time to remind everyone the importance of vaccinating every child. In the news today is an article about a Measles outbreak in Texas. It happened because an unvaccinated person traveled overseas, contracted the illness, then came home and unwittingly spread it among other unvaccinated people in the community.
Remember that vaccines save lives and have eradicated several deadly diseases in our country. If you would like to know more about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines www.cdc.gov is a highly accurate and up to date source of information.
If you are not sure if you or your child is up to date on vaccinations, feel free to make an appointment with one of our physicians or nurse practitioners to review your history.