Childhood Immunizations: Still Crucial Despite Pandemic

Protect your kids from measles and other preventable diseases – essential medical care

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial for children to continue to receive immunizations and, when clinically necessary, in-person well visits and screenings.

Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorse and encourage the continuation of well child visits and immunizations for infants and young children. It is vitally important to not emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic with children at risk for preventable infectious diseases such as measles, whooping cough (pertussis), and others that can cause community outbreaks.

Children’s well visits, screenings and immunizations are considered preventive care, which means they are covered at 100%.1

For more information, you can view the CDC’s Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for Ages 18 Years or Younger.

  1. Preventive care may not be eligible for 100% coverage with some plans — please check your benefit document to confirm. For plans that do provide 100% coverage, preventive care must be received from a provider in the Tufts Health Plan network. Only certain services qualify as preventive. If you have any questions about whether a service is preventive, please check your benefit document or call Member Services at the number on your ID card. Please note: you may receive non-preventive services during a routine visit that require a cost-share. Examples of these services include but are not limited to pregnancy tests, throat cultures, allergy tests, x-rays, ultrasounds, setting of bones and casts, and cardiac stress tests.

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