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Published on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Get vaccinated! August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Vaccines are important for all ages to prevent diseases.

CONTACT: Michelle Vigil, (210) 207-8172


SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 1, 2019) –  August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) wants to remind community members of the importance of staying up-to-date with vaccines, even after childhood. Vaccines play an important role in protecting against diseases like the flu, measles and pneumonia.
Metro Health will observe National Immunization Awareness Month from August 1-August 31. During this time, Metro Health encourages community members to protect themselves and their loved ones from serious diseases by getting all recommended vaccines on time.


August is also an important time to ensure your child has all needed vaccines to stay healthy for heading back to school. Metro Health encourages you talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure you, your child, your family are up-to-date on recommended vaccines.


Please visit our website at or please visit the Metro Health immunization clinics located at 210 N. Mel Waiters Way, open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 1226 NW 18th Street, open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. For questions, contact the immunization clinic at 210-207-8894.

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Author: Melanie Morales (GPA)

Categories: City News, Health