August 2021: Vaccination Awareness Month
These are challenging times, but YOU have the power to protect! The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many children missing their check-ups and recommended childhood vaccines. CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend every child continues to receive recommended vaccinations during the pandemic.
Making sure that your child sees their doctor for well-child visits and recommended vaccines is one of the best things you can do to protect your child and community from serious diseases that are easily spread.
Well-child visits are essential for many reasons, including:
- Tracking growth and developmental milestones
- Discussing any concerns about your child’s health
- Getting scheduled vaccinations to prevent illnesses like measles and whooping cough (pertussis) and other serious diseases.
As we prepare to head back to school, it’s particularly important for parents to work with their child’s doctor or nurse to make sure they get caught up on missed well-child visits and recommended vaccines.
CLICK HERE to view recommended immunizations for children from birth through 6 years old.
CLICK HERE to view recommended immunizations for children 7-18 years old.
Contact your clinic provider today to schedule an appointment. CLICK HERE
In addition to the above recommended vaccinations, remember that all Utahns age 18+ (12+ for Pfizer) are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. CLICK HERE to learn more.