Vaccines, well visits for kids matter more than ever


In this article:

  • Well-child appointments are key to checking in on your child’s growth and development -- and are still important, even under circumstances like a pandemic.

  • Immunizations for kids are vital -- ensuring better health for everyone.

  • A Providence pediatrician shares common questions from parents around screenings and vaccinations for their kids.

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.

Check out this infographic on 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.



Find a doctor

Your child’s health and wellness is always our priority. It’s why we’re taking many steps to keep you and your family safe when you’re in one of our offices. Stay up to date on your child’s regular pediatrician’s appointments. Use our provider directory to find the right doctor for your family.

Through Providence Express Care Virtual, you can also access a full range of healthcare services. 

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.


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