Serving Katy & Greater Houston area

Immunization & Vaccination

Vaccinations or immunization protect us from deadly infections while also preventing them from spreading to others. Vaccines have averted epidemics of once-common infectious diseases like measles, mumps, and whooping cough over the years. Others, such as polio and smallpox, have been nearly eradicated as a result of vaccines.

What specific immunization do children require?

The recommended immunizations for children 0-6 years of age include:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
  • Pneumococcal
  • Poliovirus
  • Influenza
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Hepatitis A

What are the vaccines and immunization for adults?

Immunizations are required for adults as well, and the number of vaccines required depends on your age, overall health, the vaccines you had as a child, and your lifestyle. Adults may benefit from the following vaccines:

  • Seasonal influenza
  • Pertussis or whooping cough
  • Tetanus and diphtheria
  • Shingles
  • Vaccine against pneumococcal disease