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May
2016
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10:09 PM
America/Phoenix

Time to Get Your Kids’ Shots? We’ll Help You Stay on Schedule

You do all you can to keep your family safe and healthy. BCBSAZ wants to help you succeed—by helping you keep track of your children’s immunizations.

Let’s face it...with life getting busier all the time, sometimes things get overlooked. Making sure your child's immunizations up-to-date helps protect your family from illness. Plus, it’s the law in Arizona that school-age children must have certain immunizations (unless they have an exemption).

Check the chart below for children from birth through age 6: 

HEALTHY HABITS

Bring your child’s immunization card to each doctor visit. For your convenience, here’s a printable immunization tracking card for children from birth to 24 months.

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* Two doses given at least four weeks apart are recommended for children aged 6 months through 8 years of age who are getting an Influenza (flu) vaccine for the first time and for some other children in this age group.
** Two doses of HepA vaccine are needed for lasting protection. The first dose of HepA vaccine should be given between 12 months and 23 months of age. The second dose should be given 6 to 18 months later. HepA vaccination may be given to any child 12 months and older to protect against HepA. Children and adolescents who did not receive the HepA vaccine and are at high-risk, should be vaccinated against HepA.
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Not sure when shots are needed? Visit the CDC website to find:

Disclaimer

© Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

This information is provided for educational purposes only. Individuals should always consult with their healthcare providers regarding medical care or treatment, as recommendations, services or resources are not a substitute for the advice or recommendation of an individual's physician or healthcare provider. Services or treatment options may not be covered under an individual’s particular health plan.