The mission of the Metro Health Immunization Program is to prevent and control transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases in persons of all ages, with emphasis on individuals at highest risk for under-immunization.
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM14)!
The purpose of this observance is to highlight the importance of immunizations, one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th Century, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Week 3: Off To the Future – Young Adults
Check the adult immunization schedule for all recommended vaccines for young adults.
Check the immunization requirements for Texas college students to make sure that you are up-to-date.
Get ready for college or your future career.
College students should catch up on immunizations before leaving for college, especially if moving into dormitories.
Be sure that you have all required college immunizations BEFORE school starts and that you have an updated shot record to show proof.
Lessen your worries about missing classes, college life or other activities by making sure you are up to date with all doses of all recommended vaccines.
Young adults need vaccines, too.
Protection from vaccines you received during childhood can wear off with time, and you may be at risk for other vaccine-preventable diseases.
The need for vaccination does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, locations of travel, medical conditions and previous vaccination history.
Far too few young adults are receiving the recommended vaccine, leaving themselves and their loved one unnecessarily vulnerable to serious diseases.
Talk with your health care professional about which vaccines you need.
If you are a young adult who is unsure about your immunization records, talk to your parents, your doctor, or health clinic nurse to find out which vaccines are recommended for you.
Vaccines are available at private doctor offices and convenient locations such as pharmacies, clinics, and public health departments
Refer to the adult immunization schedule for recommendations by vaccine and age group.
The more commonly recommended vaccines for young adults would include:
Tdap- Tetanus, diptheria, pertussis
HPV- human papillomavirus. Cancer prevention for boys and girls.
Meningococcal- meningitis. Required for all students up to 22 years of age attending Texas colleges and universities.
Hepatitis B- especially if going into a health career.
Influenza- Flu. Important for college-age students who will be in close contact with many other people.