Communicable diseases are diseases that spread from one person to another. The spread often happens via airborne viruses or bacteria, but also through blood or other bodily fluid. The terms infectious and contagious are also used to describe communicable disease (US Department of Health & Human Services). Below are some common communicable diseases and the vaccines that can help to prevent them.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Meningococcal disease
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Pneumococcal pneumonia
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
For more information on the above communicable diseases and their vaccines, click the name of the disease in the list above.
For more information on the specific vaccines for measles, pertussis (whooping cough) and more, click the name of the disease in the list above. Ventura County Public Health is offering flu clinics. Please visit http://www.vchca.org/public-health/public-health-clinics
Immunization Resources for Schools
Other Infectious Diseases Common in Schools