Pediatric immunizations and well-child visits

Keep your kid on a healthy track by staying up to date on childhood immunizations

Is it time for your kiddo’s next well-child visit or round of immunizations? Or does your child need to get caught up on their vaccines? Now is always the right time to make sure they’re on track.

Childhood immunization schedules are designed for kids’ young immune systems, helping to protect them from preventable diseases like tetanus, HPV, polio, measles and whooping cough as early and as safely as possible. That’s why it’s so important to stay on schedule – even during COVID-19.

Don’t delay well-child visits or important pediatric immunizations. We’re here to make getting care as easy, fast and safe as possible.

Get quality care in the way that makes you comfortable

Now and always, the health and well-being of our patients is our top priority. That’s why we’ve taken steps to implement several additional safety measures to help reduce the chances of COVID-19 spreading and make it safer for everyone to get care.

For starters, we’ve added additional cleaning and disinfecting protocols, we’re conducting wellness checks at every entrance, and we’ve reconfigured common areas to allow for social distancing. We’ve also added Saturday clinic hours that are just for kids. All you need to do is choose the type of appointment you’re most comfortable with.

Choose between two types of immunization appointments

  • Immunization-only appointments: Get in and get out quickly with an immunization-only appointment. These visits are scheduled directly with the experienced nurses who administer all the vaccines, and often take less than 15 minutes.
  • Well-child visits: Well-child visits, especially for infants and toddlers, are an important way to ensure that your child’s growth and development are on track, and they help you stay on top of pediatric immunization schedules. A well-child visit is also a good opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you have with your child's doctor.

But wait – what if I don’t know which immunizations my child needs?

That’s no problem. Key pediatric immunizations are given from infancy to 2 years, 4-5 years, 11-12 years and at 16 years, and include:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Poliovirus (IPV)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib)
  • Rotavirus
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)
  • Hepatitis A (Hep A)
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Meningococcal vaccination

If you’ve always taken your child to a HealthPartners or Park Nicollet clinic for their immunizations, we’ll have all their records on file. So, we’ll be able to tell you what pediatric vaccines are up next.

If you’ve gotten care at other clinics, we can work with those providers – with your permission – to get access to your child’s health and immunization records. If you have questions about when or why specific vaccines are recommended, your doctor can walk you through it.

Do I need to vaccinate my child before they start school?

Yes. Minnesota law requires school-age children to get their pediatric immunizations before they attend school unless they have written proof that they are exempt from getting vaccines. In order to make it easier for your child to get their vaccines, the Park Nicollet Foundation supports the No Shots, No School program.

Immunization appointments are available to any child – they don’t have to be an established patient at our clinics. And we provide pediatric immunizations at no direct charge to your family.