As a parent, you want to keep your children safe. Routine childhood vaccinations are an important way to ensure that your child and community remain healthy and protected against serious diseases, like measles and whooping cough.
The school year is just around the corner and it's important to get the kiddos in for all their necessary immunizations prior to that first day. Opportunities for in-person activities and play are continuing to grow, so NMHC encourages parents to make sure children are up to date on routinely recommended vaccines. Well-child visits and check-ups are essential for routine vaccination, even during the pandemic.
You can also review the 2021 easy-to-read immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you’re pregnant, now is a great time to find a doctor for your baby and schedule a visit to discuss any questions you have about vaccines.
For more information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, visit these resources from the CDC:
Well-Child Visits and Recommended Vaccinations
The Ultimate Babyproofing Plan: 6 Reasons to Follow CDC’s Immunization Schedule
CDC’s vaccine website for parents and Infant Immunization FAQs
CDC’s series of three 1-minute videos
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, which provides free vaccines to children who qualify
If you have questions about vaccines, talk to your child’s healthcare provider.