vaccine-preventable diseases

vaccine-preventable diseases

Hepatitis B

The hepatitis B virus is spread when blood, semen, or other body fluids from an infected person enters the body of someone who is not infected.

Hepatitis A

The hepatitis A virus is spread when someone ingests the virus during close, person-to-person contact or when someone eats or drinks something that is contaminated with hepatitis A virus.

Preventing the Flu

Everyone six months and older should get a flu shot every flu season. Getting the flu shot helps protect you, your family and your community. Get information about the vaccine, where to get vaccinated, and information on the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.

Pertussis

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. The best protection is vaccination.

Mumps

Mumps is a contagious viral illness that causes fever and swelling of the salivary glands. The best way to be protected from mumps is to be vaccinated.

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