Other Health Topics and Information
Health Topics and Information
- Fight the Bite – control mosquitoes to reduce the risk of West Nile, Zika, and other viruses spread by mosquitoes. Denton County Heath Department has INFORMATION to tell you how.
- Slip! Slop! Slap! Wrap! Stay safe in the sun with INFORMATION from the American Cancer Society.
- Bacterial Meningitis - Understanding meningitis is the first step toward preventing it. Meningococcal meningitis, a form of meningococcal disease, is a serious bacterial infection that can potentially kill an otherwise healthy young person within 1 day after the first symptoms occur. The vaccination available to prevent meningococcal meningitis is safe, effective, and the best way to help protect preteens and teens from meningococcal meningitis. For more information see the Bacterial Meningitis Fact Sheet below. The CDC recommends meningococcal vaccine for:
- Preteens at age 11 through 12 years with a booster dose at age 16.
- All students entering college must have had a dose of the bacterial meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.
- Children 2 through 10 years of age who are at increased risk or if recommended by their health care provider and parents.
- Bacterial Meningitis Fact Sheet
- Bacterial Meningitis Fact Sheet - Spanish
- HIPAA / FERPA Parent Notifications
- HIPAA / FERPA Parent Notifications - Spanish
- Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements K-12 2019-2020 in Spanish and English
- Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements Pre-K 2019-2020 in Spanish and English
- Stay Safe in the Sun