Stay on track with childhood immunizations during COVID-19

Apr 01, 2020

Family Care Network has strong measures in place to keep clinics safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. This allows us to see patients who require an in-person visit, including immunizations.

Childhood immunizations are an essential part of your child’s care and can still be given at your child’s clinic. Staying on schedule for immunizations now will protect your child from preventable diseases as they grow.

The CDC recommends vaccines for all ages, from birth to 65 and older. The most common diseases that vaccines prevent are:

  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Rubella
  • Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Measles
  • Whooping cough
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Rotavirus
  • Mumps
  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria

At every age, vaccines save lives and protect children and adults. This is especially true for those who can’t be vaccinated, such as people with underlying health conditions and babies who can't get some vaccines until after age one.

Contact your healthcare provider to make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date or to schedule an appointment. You can also view immunization records at Washington’s immunization registry at wa.myir.net.

Learn more about the importance of childhood vaccines at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/howvpd.htm.