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Vaccines and Immunizations


In order for your children to spend time in daycare or attend camps and schools, they'll need to have proof of their vaccinations and immunizations. It's important that your kids attend their usual check-ups at the doctor's office as this is where you can learn about crucial shots they should have.

Kids typically have regular clinic visits on a yearly basis. For example, during the 4-year checkup, your children will show the physician their developing skills. This will range from talking so the doctor can gain insight into their vocabulary and speech to performing some fine motor skills tasks that may identify any physical disability. Since kids often go to school once they turn five, your little one might receive several shots like the measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations as well as those for chicken pox and hepatitis A. Kids will also undergo hearing and vision tests to ensure they're on track.

Along with the typical required immunizations and vaccines, you may have heard of additional ones to consider getting for your children, such as the HPV vaccine. HPV stands for human papillomavirus, which is an infection that may not show symptoms. Not seeking treatment can lead to cancer, so some parents of teenagers decide to have their kids vaccinated against HPV. Women and people who are sexually active are more at risk of contracting HPV, so these are factors to keep in mind and discuss with your teens when deciding if the HPV vaccine is right for them.


Your little baby is headed onto their first day of preschool. It is time to set up a new rhythm to follow along with learning the new milestones and behaviors to come with friends, school, and activities.

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