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August is National Vaccination Awareness Month

Aug 27, 2015

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Kim Saenz with the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center in Commerce says August is National Vaccination Awareness Month.  She says concerns are particularly great that small children be immunized for pertussis (whooping cough) and older teenagers for bacterial meningitis.  Kim says many diseases have been virtually eliminated because of vaccines, and the benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the risks.  She says the Hunt County Health Services department in Greenville provides low-cost vaccinations.