Well-child visits and recommended vaccination are essential and help make sure children stay healthy and are protected. Children who are not protected by vaccines are more likely to get diseases like measles and whooping cough. These diseases are extremely contagious and can be very serious, especially for babies and young children.
CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend every child receive recommended vaccinations.
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)
Download and circulate this infographic highlighting the importance of getting children well-child visits and routine childhood vaccinations.
Get more information and tools from our Healthy Kids initiative and the CDC website.
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