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on immunizations and well-child checks.

One of the most important things parents need to keep their children safe and healthy is to have the right information, at the right time. 

Healthcare providers are a great source of information. That’s why it’s important to find a doctor or healthcare provider you trust. You can create a strong partnership with your child’s doctor if you try to go to the same provider as much as possible.

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Birth


Immunizations

  • Hepatitis B (HepB)

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

Talk to your doctor about:

  • Car seat safety
  • How you are feeling
  • Nutrition and feeding
  • Safe sleep
  • What to expect when you take your baby home

2 weeks


Immunizations

  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

Talk to your doctor about:

  • Bedtime routines
  • Car seat safety
  • Development and feeding
  • First aid and where you can take classes
  • How YOU are feeling
  • Results of newborn screenings
  • Safe sleep

2 months


Immunizations

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
  • Hepatitis B (HepB)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib)
  • Pneumococcal disease (PCV)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Rotavirus (RV)
  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

Talk to your doctor about:

  • Feeding
  • How to develop early reading and literacy skills
  • How YOU are feeling
  • Results of newborn screenings
  • Safety and unintentional injuries
  • Tummy time

4 months


Immunizations

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
  • Hepatitis B (HepB)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib)
  • Pneumococcal disease (PCV)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Rotavirus (RV)
  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

Talk to your doctor about:

  • Cleaning your child’s gums and teething
  • How to develop early reading and literacy skills
  • How YOU are feeling
  • Lead exposure
  • Safety
  • When to start solid foods
  • Your child’s sleep habits

6 months


Immunizations

  • COVID-19 (Find out how many doses your child should have here.) 
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib)
  • Hepatitis B (HepB)
  • Influenza (Recommended for ages 6 months and older every year)
  • Pneumococcal disease (PCV)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Rotavirus (RV)
  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Children usually only need 2 doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine:

  • 1st dose at age 12 to 15 months
  • 2nd dose at age 4 to 6 years

However, infants ages 6 to 11 months who travel outside the U.S. need 3 doses.

  • 1st dose of MMR before travel
  • 2nd dose at age 12 to 15 months
  • 3rd dose at age 4 to 6 years

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

Talk to your doctor about:

  • Childproofing your home
  • Choking emergencies
  • Feeding solid foods
  • How YOU are feeling
  • Language development
  • What caregivers should know about feeding children

9 months


Immunizations

  • COVID-19 (Find out how many doses your child should have here.)
  • Influenza (1 every year)
  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Children usually only need 2 doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine:

  • 1st dose at age 12 to 15 months
  • 2nd dose at age 4 to 6 years

However, infants ages 6 to 11 months who travel outside the U.S. need 3 doses.

  • 1st dose of MMR before travel
  • 2nd dose at age 12 to 15 months
  • 3rd dose at age 4 to 6 years

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

Talk to your doctor about:

  • How to develop early reading and literacy skills
  • How YOU are feeling
  • Responding to a choking emergency
  • Safety

12 months


Immunizations

  • COVID-19 (Find out how many doses your child should have here.)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A (HepA)
  • Influenza (1 every year)
  • Pneumococcal disease (PCV) 
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Children usually only need 2 doses of MMR vaccine:

  • 1st dose at age 12 to 15 months
  • 2nd dose at age 4 to 6 years

However, infants ages 6 to 11 months who travel outside the U.S. need 3 doses.

  • 1st dose of MMR before travel
  • 2nd dose at age 12 to 15 months
  • 3rd dose at age 4 to 6 years

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

  • Blood test to check for anemia
  • Developmental milestones
  • Developmental screening
  • Measurements, weight, and growth
  • Screenings your doctor may recommend based on your child’s risk: hearing, vision, blood pressure, blood lead level

Talk to your doctor about:

  • Developing early literacy skills
  • Discipline
  • Eating habits
  • Going to the dentist
  • How to react to tantrums
  • How YOU are feeling
  • Safety
  • Sleep
  • Standing and walking
  • When to feed whole milk

15 months


Immunizations

  • COVID-19 (Find out how many doses your child should have here.) 
  • Influenza (1 every year)
  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

Talk to your doctor about:

  • Car seat safety
  • Dental health check
  • How to develop early literacy skills
  • How YOU are feeling
  • Power struggles
  • Playing with other kids
  • Talking
  • Water safety

18 months


Immunizations

  • COVID-19 (Find out how many doses your child should have here.) 
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
  • Hepatitis A (HepA)
  • Influenza (1 every year)
  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

Talk to your doctor about:

  • Developing early literacy skills
  • Eating habits
  • Going to the dentist
  • How YOU are feeling
  • Healthy eating
  • Pets
  • Safety
  • Sunscreen
  • Talking
  • Using electronics or watching tv
  • When to begin potty training

24 months


Immunizations

  • COVID-19 (Find out how many doses your child should have here.) 
  • Influenza (1 every year)
  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

Talk to your doctor about:

  • Brushing teeth
  • Developing early literacy skills
  • Healthy snacks and nutrition
  • Playing with your kids
  • Potty training
  • Rules and discipline
  • Safety
  • Screen time
  • Sleep habits and routines

3 - 6 years old

One of the most important things parents need to keep their children safe and healthy is to have the right information, at the right time. 

Healthcare providers are a great source of information. That’s why it’s important to find a doctor or healthcare provider you trust. You can create a strong partnership with your child’s doctor if you try to go to the same provider as much as possible.


3 years


Immunizations

  • COVID-19 (Find out how many doses your child should have here.) 
  • Influenza (1 every year)
  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

Talk to your doctor about:

  • Brushing teeth
  • Developing early literacy skills
  • Healthy snacks and nutrition
  • Playing with other kids
  • Potty training
  • Rules and discipline
  • Safety
  • Screen time
  • Sleep habits and routines

4 - 6 years


Immunizations

  • COVID-19 (Find out how many doses your child should have here.) 
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
  • Influenza (Recommended for ages 6 months and older every year)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Wellness checkup

Health screenings:

Talk to your doctor about:

  • Healthy snacks and nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Rules and discipline
  • Safety
  • Screen time
  • Sleep habits and routines

7 - 10 years old

One of the most important things parents need to keep their children safe and healthy is to have the right information, at the right time. 

Healthcare providers are a great source of information. That’s why it’s important to find a doctor or healthcare provider you trust. You can create a strong partnership with your child’s doctor if you try to go to the same provider as much as possible.


Immunizations

  • COVID-19 (Find out how many doses your child should have here.) 
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
    *Boys and girls can get the HPV vaccine starting at age 9.
  • Influenza (1 every year)
  • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations.

Wellness checkup

    • Your child needs a wellness checkup every year.

    Health screenings:

    • Emotional, physical, and social health and well-being
    • Dental exam with x-rays every 6 months
    • Hearing screening
    • Measurements, weight, and growth
    • Vision screening

    Talk to your doctor about:

    • Ask for resources and tips for how to talk to your child about hard or uncomfortable topics.
    • Healthy body weight
    • How will you know if your child needs to talk to a therapist?
    • Nutrition and healthy eating
    • Physical activity
    • Screen time
    • What behaviors are normal at each age and what type of behavior should you be concerned about?

    Talk to your doctor if your child is having a hard time in school. 

    • Are there issues in school you think may be affecting your child?
    • Do you feel like there is a big difference between your child’s grades in school and how much information your child actually knows?
    • Does your child behave better at home than at school?
    • Does your child get in trouble or have behavior problems in school?
    • Does your child have a hard time making friends?
    • How is your child doing in school? Is this similar to how your child has always done or have your child’s grades dropped?
    • Reading level—is your child reading at grade level?
    • Was there a life event or something that happened at the same time your child’s grades started to go down? Or have they just steadily gone down as your child gets older?

    Your doctor or healthcare provider may be able to tell you if your child needs to be tested for a learning disability or if it’s probably something else affecting him or her. If your child has a learning disability, he or she may need accommodations or extra help to be successful.


    11 - 18 years old

    One of the most important things parents need to keep their children safe and healthy is to have the right information, at the right time. 

    Healthcare providers are a great source of information. That’s why it’s important to find a doctor or healthcare provider you trust. You can create a strong partnership with your child’s doctor if you try to go to the same provider as much as possible.


    Immunizations

    • COVID-19 (Find out how many doses your child should have here.)
    • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
      • Boys and girls can get the HPV vaccine starting at age 9. Your child should have a total of 2 or 3 doses of HPV vaccine before age 18. The number of doses depends on how old your child is when he or she gets the first dose.
    • Influenza (1 every year)
    • Meningococcal when your child is 11 to 12 years old and another at age 16.
    • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) when your child is 11 to 12 years old.
    • Ask if your child needs to catch up on any immunizations. 

    What is the difference between DTaP and Tdap?
    The vaccines protect against the same diseases, but are used for different age groups. 

    • DTaP is for infants and young children.
    • Tdap is for adolescents and adults. Only children age 7 and older can get a Tdap vaccine.

    Wellness checkup

    Health screenings:

    • Emotional, physical, and social health and well-being
    • Dental exam with x-rays every 6 months
    • Drug, alcohol, and tobacco screening
    • Hearing screening
    • Measurements, weight, and growth
    • Mental health screening
    • Vision screening

    Talk to your doctor about:

    • Ask for resources and tips for how to talk to your child or teen about hard or uncomfortable topics.
    • Healthy body weight
    • How will you know if your child needs to talk to a therapist?
    • Nutrition and healthy eating
    • Physical activity
    • Screen time
    • What behaviors are normal at each age and what type of behavior should you be concerned about?

    Talk to your doctor if your child is having a hard time in school. 

    • Are there issues in school you think may be affecting your child?
    • Do you feel like there is a big difference between your child’s grades in school and how much information your child actually knows?
    • Does your child behave better at home than at school?
    • Does your child get in trouble or have behavior problems in school?
    • Does your child have a hard time making friends?
    • How is your child doing in school? Is this similar to how your child has always done or have your child’s grades dropped?
    • Reading level—is your child reading at grade level?
    • Was there a life event or something that happened at the same time your child’s grades started to go down? Or have they just steadily gone down as your child gets older?

    Your doctor or healthcare provider may be able to tell you if your child needs to be tested for a learning disability or if it’s probably something else affecting him or her. If your child has a learning disability, he or she may need accommodations or extra help to be successful.

    Immunization resources
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    Childhood immunization timing

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    Adolescent vaccine schedule

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    Utah school immunization record

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    Immunization requirements
    kindergarten entry 2022-2023

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