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School’s Starting – Schedule Your Child’s Vaccines Now  | August 20, 2018
Back to school means a long to-do list in a short time. That’s why it’s smart to make an appointment to get your child immunized now. Whether heading to kindergarten, junior high or college, children need all CDC-recommended vaccines. Ask your healthcare provider about your child’s protection against vaccine-preventable diseases including diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, and others.

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) 2.0 | July 11, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced VAERS 2.0, which includes a new reporting form and a new website. The VAERS system was established in 1990 and is a national early warning system to detect possible safety problems in U.S.-licensed vaccines.

2016 Perinatal Hepatitis B Summit AnnouncedJune 22, 2016
The DSHS Immunization Branch will be hosting the 2016 Texas Perinatal Hepatitis B Summit from July 19-20, 2016, in Austin, Texas. The Summit aims to bring together national and state experts on hepatitis B to share, discuss, and recommend strategies to improve immunization rates.

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Date Advisory 
 2016-12-23 Advisory No. 28. CDC Recommends Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents 
 2016-07-25 Advisory No. 27. Updated Recommendations for Use of Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccines
 2016-03-14 Advisory No. 26. Updated Recommendations for Use of Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccines

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