COVID-19 disrupted both in-person learning and routine well-child visits for many children over the last year. Heading back to school may look different now, but one thing hasn’t changed: vaccinations help protect your child from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Well-child visits and recommended vaccinations 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. In recent years, there have been outbreaks of these diseases, especially in communities with low vaccination rates.
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) and other serious diseases
Call 716-338-0022 to schedule your child for their well-child visit and make sure they’re up-to date on their vaccinations.