Children's health

Children have special health needs. We know taking care of your child's health is a big job and we’re happy to help you.

Be wise: Immunize!

Make sure you stay current on your child’s shots (immunizations) because shots can help keep kids healthy. Shots protect your child from harmful diseases like measles, chickenpox, and hepatitis A and B. There is a schedule for childhood shots, which you should follow with your pediatrician’s guidance. For example, the shot for chickenpox is due when your child is 15 to 18 months old. Childhood shots are perfectly safe. 

Questions to ask your child's primary care provider during a visit

  • Does my child need a shot?
  • When is the next shot due?
  • When should I bring my child back to see you?
  • When I get my child home after getting shots, what should I watch for or call you about?
  • Can my child still get a shot when he or she is sick?
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