This August, Healthy Connections joins the CDC in recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month.
In recent months, families have been doing their part by staying at home as much as possible to help stop the spread of Covid-19. As communities continue to open up and some children head back to in-person school, it’s important your child goes in for their well-child visit. These well-child visits are essential for many reasons including:
- Tracking growth and development including milestones, social behaviors, and learning.
- Discussing any concerns about your child’s health.
- Getting scheduled vaccinations to prevent illnesses like measles and whooping cough (pertussis) and 12 other serious diseases.
Healthy Connections has pediatrics clinics in De Queen, Hot Springs, and Malvern. Learn more about our pediatrics program at www.healthy-connections.org/pediatrics. Healthy Connections accepts Medicaid, ARKids 1st, and most other health insurance. There is also a sliding-fee scale for patients without insurance who qualify.
And if parents still need help paying for vaccines, talk to your doctor or nurse about the Vaccines For Children Program. This program provides free vaccines to children who are Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, underinsured, or American Indian/Alaska Native.
These can be challenging times for parents. But you still have the power to help keep your child healthy. Making sure that your child sees their doctor for well-child visits and vaccines is one of the best things you can do to protect your child and community.
If you’re not sure what vaccines are needed when, the CDC has created easy-to-follow schedules.
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