To help keep our local community safe, C.W. Williams Community Health Center is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month.
Immunizations (also called vaccines or shots) help prevent infectious diseases like measles, diphtheria, and rubella. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.
Everyone over age 6 months needs a seasonal flu shot every year. Other shots work best when they are given at certain ages. Here are some general guidelines:
- Children need a series of shots from birth to age 6.
- Pre-teens need recommended shots at age 11 or 12.
- All adults need a tetanus booster shot every 10 years
It’s almost the end of summer and that means going back to school. In order for children to enter school in North Carolina, they must have their immunization records up-to-date. Talk to your doctor or nurse at C.W. Williams Community Health Center and help ensure your child is ready the first day of class.
August is also Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Right before the new school year starts in September, all children need
to have eye screenings to ensure that they can see properly to
learn effectively. Because vision problems affect 1 in 4 children, detection and preventative measures are the best defense.