Hays County to hold vaccination fair, offer free vaccinations

(Courtesy of Hays County)

The Hays County Local Health Department will be hosting an Immunization Fair next month to celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month.

Hays County Commissioners proclaimed August to be National Immunization Awareness Month on July 30, says a release from the county. 

According to the proclamation, children, adolescents and adults due from vaccine-preventable diseases, such as diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza, measles, meningitis, mumps, pertussis, pneumococcal disease, polio, rubella, tetanus, and varicella, or complications from them every year.

The fair, to be held from August 19-23, will offer free immunizations to eligible children and will also feature a bookmobile, free games, snacks and prizes. Emergency vehicles will be available for photo opportunities and agencies will be on hand to talk with parents about the services they offer.

The proclamation encourages everyone to check that they and their loved ones are current on all their immunizations to protect themselves, their families and the community from vaccine-preventable diseases, says the release.