Category Archives: Vaccination & Immunization

Seven Myths about the Flu Vaccine

By Kimberly Cooper, Occupational Health and Infection Control Nurse This week marks National Influenza Vaccination week. This event was created by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2005 to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated for the flu.  Despite various efforts to get people vaccinated, many myths remain about the flu vaccine. We are …

Getting ready for this year’s flu season

By Carolina Boyd If you’ve been to the doctor lately, chances are your health care provider has asked if you’ve gotten a flu shot yet. There is good reason for that. The flu virus is most active during the fall and winter months. Flu season usually begins in October and peaks between December and February, …

Back-to-school vaccinations for your kids

The first day of school is fast approaching. Does your back-to-school checklist include getting your kids up to date on their immunizations?  As a parent, getting your children vaccinated in a timely manner helps to protect them, as well as the health of their classmates, friends, relatives and others in the community. Certain vaccination doses …

Vaccine Before Vacation: Staying healthy this summer

By Barrett White My family didn’t travel much when I was a child, we simply couldn’t afford it. But when we could afford a weekend adventure away from home, we would pile in the car and drive out to New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio. We never worried much about travel vaccinations, because these …

Legacy Community Health encourages measles vaccination

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 …

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

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 …

Legacy Pediatrics: Your Child and the Flu Vaccine

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 …

Why Vaccines Matter

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   Call Legacy Community Health at 832-548-5000 to schedule your child’s vaccine or checkup.

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Get Your Flu Shot

 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 …