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Get Your Child Caught up on Vaccinations as School Starts

It’s not too late! There is still plenty of time to get your child caught up on vaccines as school starts. With the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents have missed their child’s annual pediatric visit, which may have led to missed immunizations. Texas schools cannot require your child to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but they do require children to be up to date on other vaccines before school starts.

Strep Throat in Children

Strep throat, also known as streptococcal pharyngitis, is an infection caused by bacteria called group A Streptococcus (group A strep). Strep usually causes a sore throat or painful tonsils in children. However, other symptoms that can be seen with strep throat include: