Texas Department of State Health Services

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Vaping Epidemic

Severe lung illness in people who vape

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Protect Your Family with a Flu Shot

Every Dose Matters!

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National Dental Hygiene Month

Keep your smile healthy!

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National Down Sydrome Awareness Month

Celebrate people with down syndrome and their accomplishments.

Birth & Death Certificates

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Don't Give Mosquitoes a Biting Chance, Texas!

Wear long sleeves and pants. Apply repellent with DEET. Remove standing water

As Texas shifts from scorching summer heat to cooler fall temperatures, know mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile are still a threat. Your best protection is to prevent mosquito breeding and mosquito bites.

Take action now!

Be informed. Make a plan. Build a kit. #TexasReady

An icon of a backpack for disaster preparedness.Be prepared for the unexpected. Disasters can strike without warning, so it's important to make a plan and to share and practice it with the whole family.

Get ahead of what's ahead!