Vaccines play a very important role in keeping us healthy. They help protect us from serious and sometimes deadly diseases ? like haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and measles.

The shots may hurt a little, but the diseases they can prevent are a lot worse. Some are even life-threatening. Immunization shots, or vaccinations, are essential. They protect against things like measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Immunizations are important for children and also for adults.

Your immune system helps your body fight germs by producing substances to combat them. Once it does, the immune system "remembers" the germ and can fight it again. Vaccines contain germs that have been killed or weakened. When given to a healthy person, the vaccine triggers the immune system to respond and to build up immunity.

Before vaccines, people became immune only by actually getting a disease and surviving it. Immunizations are an easier and less risky way to become immune.

To learn more go to CDC Vaccines  Immunizations

Vaccine schedule Birth - 6 years

Vaccine schedule 7-18 years


Event Safety Plan Form
As of June 1, all businesses seeking to reopen spaces and venues seeking to host 500 or more individuals must submit a safety plan to the local public health department for approval. All businesses or events existing or scheduled to occur within the counties of Otoe, Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, or Johnson must complete the form and submit to info@sedhd.org at least one week prior to the event or scheduled date of opening. NOTE:  Agencies are strongly advised to submit the plans with enough lead time in advance of the event to address any questions or concerns prior to the date of reopening/scheduled event. SEDHD Event Safety Plan Form

August is

National Immunizations Awareness Month