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 shots? 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 immunizations. We’re here to make getting care as easy, fast and safe as possible.
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.
- 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 shots, 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 immunization schedules. A well-child visit is also a good opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you have with your child's doctor.
That’s no problem. Key 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)
- 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 shots 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 records. If you have questions about when or why specific vaccines are recommended, your doctor can walk you through it.