As Summer draws to a close, Parents and families need to make sure that their children are up to date on their shots. School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. A full examination can pick up other health problems.
Proper immunizations are an important way to keep your children healthy by preventing measles, chickenpox, hepatitis and other diseases. Getting every recommended dose of each vaccine provides children with the best protection possible.
Annual checkups are all covered through Medicaid and CHP+. Children and teens up to age 19 can get free or low-cost health coverage through these programs. And, parents may also be eligible for Medicaid.
Parents can find out what vaccines their children need and when the doses should be given by reviewing CDC's recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule .