Stay Current on Your Child’s Vaccinations
It’s important that all children, especially infants and young children, get their recommended immunizations on time. Many vaccine-preventable diseases, like measles, whooping cough, and polio, are relatively common in other countries. Because of travel, these diseases could return to the United States, resulting in increased and unnecessary sickness and death among children.
To determine exactly which vaccines your child needs now and in the near future, check with your child’s pediatrician and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations.
If your child has chronic health issues, or if you're planning to travel outside the United States, talk to your doctor about whether your child should follow a different vaccine schedule. Of course, if you're ever uncertain about which vaccines your child needs, don't hesitate to ask your child’s doctor.