measles
06 February

Legacy Community Health encourages measles vaccination

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Health News, Pediatrics, Vaccination & Immunization

Legacy Community Health, Texas’ largest community health system with 34 clinics, today encouraged parents to vaccinate their children against measles and to watch for signs or symptoms of measles infection. Five cases of the virus have been confirmed this week in Harris and surrounding counties. “Measles is an extremely contagious disease but is preventable with…

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2019 Flu Season
17 January

Flu is on the rise in Houston. Are you prepared?

Category: Health News, Vaccination & Immunization

An expected increase in flu activity across Houston is a reminder that it’s we should all be vigilant in protecting ourselves against the disease. According to the Houston Health Department, which monitors 42 Houston area hospitals, flu activity is expected to increase over the next few weeks. Typically, the flu season peaks between the months…

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Legacy Pediatrics Your Child and Flu Vaccine
18 October

Legacy Pediatrics: Your Child and the Flu Vaccine

Category: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health, Vaccination & Immunization

By Carolina Boyd The flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccination for all children six months and older. Last year’s flu season was one of the deadliest. More than 2,150 people died from the flu in the…

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Pediatric Vaccine Schedule
26 April

Why Vaccines Matter

Category: Pediatrics, Vaccination & Immunization

Vaccines matter more than you know. Print this vaccine schedule to keep up with your kid’s immunizations. Immunization Schedule for Children & Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger   Age Birth Vaccine 2 months Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) HepB DTaP: Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine IPV: Inactivated poliovirus vaccine PCV: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine…

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Legacy Pediatrics
27 March

Top 7 Reasons to Choose Legacy Pediatrics

Category: Behavioral Health Services, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics, Vaccination & Immunization

Our goal is to provide parents with accurate, quality medical information affecting their kids and diverse communities in which they live. Keeping children healthy begins at home – well before we see them as patients!

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band aid shot
09 November

Get Your Flu Shot

Category: Adult Primary Care, Family Medicine, Gender Health, LGBT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Public Health, Vaccination & Immunization

 By Legacy Communications  Flu season is here. Here’s what you need to know. What is the Flu Vaccine? The flu vaccine is updated each to protect against the most common influenza issues. Why vaccinate? Influenza can lead to hospitalization, sometimes death. The best flu protection is to vaccinate each year. When? Flu season is between October…

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obamacare
21 February

Texans Don’t Want to Repeal Obamacare without a Replacement

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Behavioral Health Services, Dental Care, Development, Family Medicine, Gender Health, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics, Public Affairs, Public Health, Vaccination & Immunization, Vision Services

As we wrote in a recent note to our patients, Legacy is aware of the understandable confusion and anxiety around the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. What all Houstonians should know is that health insurance plans have not yet changed, and those who have insurance will continue to receive the benefits of their individual plan.

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