It's not even summer yet!

After living in north Texas for a few years now, I've noticed the heat often gets here before summer becomes official.

So for other recent arrivals, and as a reminder to those who've lived here awhile, keep alert and aware of the effects heat can have on anyone --especially children or pets-- left inside a hot car. Take precautions, set reminders, do what you must to ensure their safety. They're worth your efforts. 

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Mosquito populations are also on the rise. So we will continue our mosquito surveillance on a regular basis and will provide updated reports and warnings, should West Nile Virus, Zika Virus or any other mosquito-borne illness become a concern in Tarrant County. Here's what you can to do Be Mosquito Free.

Parents, Tarrant County Public Health will provide back-to-school immunizations later this summer. You'll find that schedule here.

Have a healthy and safe summer!


Veerinder (Vinny) Taneja

Tarrant County Public Health Director

This page was last modified on June 01, 2018


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