Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important to keep your child’s well-child visits and immunizations up-to-date for their continued health and growth. The CDC offers parents the following advice:
Prepare for your child’s health care visit:
Call your child’s health care provider to ask about any upcoming appointments or to ask when your child’s vaccinations are due.
Ask your child’s health care provider what steps they are taking to separate healthy patients from those who may be sick. Some health care providers may choose to delay in-person visits, which will be based on the situation in your community and your child’s individual care plan.
Notify your child’s health care provider before your visit if you or your child have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Bring your child for well-child visits and vaccine visits:
Your child’s health care provider will check your child’s growth and development at well-child visits. You can also track your child’s developmental milestones with the CDC’s free Milestone Tracker app. Vaccines are an important part of keeping your child healthy by protecting them against vaccine-preventable diseases. There are effective vaccines for illnesses such as measles, flu (influenza), whooping cough (pertussis), and other diseases that can spread from person to person.
Source: CDC, “Keep Children Healthy During the Covid-19 Pandemic”