August 7th, 2017
Nat’l Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 7, 2017). – Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their immunizations.
To celebrate the importance of immunizations for people of all ages – and make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need as they go back to school – the Fort Wayne-Allen County Dept. of Health and Super Shot are joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.
“Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children from serious diseases, said Allen County Health Commissioner Deborah McMahan, M.D.
Vaccines protect against a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases.
When children aren’t vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases and can also spread diseases to others in their classrooms and community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems.
Talk to your child’s doctor to find out which vaccines are recommended for them before going back to school. Parents can find out more about the recommended vaccines at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ or contact:
- Fort Wayne-Allen County Dept. of Health / (260) 449-7504 / allencountyhealth.com
- Super Shot / (260) 424-7468 (SHOT) / supershot.org
Super Shot has recently changed some locations and has added additional dates and hours to several clinics to better meet the community needs. The Grabill location will now be open every Monday and the Carew location will now hold all of the Thursday evening clinics. To see Super Shot’s updated schedule, click here.
To see the 2017-2018 Indiana School Entry Immunization Requirements, click here.