Vaccines, well visits for kids matter more than ever

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have you limiting trips and outings, but one that’s still considered essential is your child’s regular well visits to the pediatrician, family doctor, or well-child provider. These appointments (which may be monthly, quarterly or yearly based on your child’s age) give your child’s doctor the opportunity to check in on your child’s growth and development and answer any questions or concerns you or your child may have.

Just as importantly, well visits with a pediatrician also keep your child up to date on all of their vaccines. After all, it’s not just babies who need immunizations to protect them from potentially serious viruses. And, with cold and flu season quickly approaching – in addition to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – staying on track with vaccines is one of the best ways to keep your child’s immune system in fighting condition.

Find out what the important vaccinations are for children and how you can use a well-child exam to stay current with all of their healthcare screenings, tests and shots. And, discover how Providence is helping you stay on top of scheduling your child’s next visit through the new texting feature.

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