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October Is Take Your Loved One To the Doctor Month

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Tallahassee, Fl. –The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity invite you to join the statewide campaign “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Month.” Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day is a national campaign encouraging people to take charge of their own health and then to encourage their loved ones to do the same – however we’re extending the day to all of October.

Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or even a college freshman – parents should check their child’s vaccination records.

Between 2001 and 2010, the United States saw big declines in the number of cases of vaccine-preventable diseases. Because of this, vaccines are one of the top public health achievements of the decade. Learn how vaccines can help protect your child.

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