News Releases

August 25, 2015

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and with a new school year underway it’s a time to remind families to make sure children’s vaccines are up to date. Immunizations aren’t just for children – they are needed throughout our lifetime.

“The need for vaccination does not end in childhood,” said Dr. Bill Letson, El Paso County Public Health Medical Officer. “Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, locations of travel, medical conditions and vaccines received in the past.”