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Get Your Child’s Shots on Schedule

Shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) work best when they are given at certain ages. Find out which shots your child needs.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Your Pre-Teen's Shots on Schedule

Doctors recommend that 11 and 12 year olds get important shots (vaccines). Schedule a checkup for your pre-teen.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HPV Vaccine: Questions for Your Child's Doctor

Start a conversation with your child’s doctor about the HPV vaccine.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Talk with Your Doctor about Newborn Screening

Newborn screenings will help you make sure your baby grows up healthy. Talk about newborn screening with your doctor or midwife before your baby is born.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

myhealthfinder Widget

Use the myhealthfinder widget to get personalized recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce based on age and sex.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Newborn Screening Test: Frequently Asked Questions

This page answers the most frequently asked questions by parents about the newborn screening test, often referred to as the PKU or heel-stick test.

Review Date: April 25, 2012

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Inc.

Childhood Immunization Scheduler (for children six years and younger)

Get the best protection for your child—make sure your child is immunized on schedule. For a complete list of recommended immunizations, just select your child’s birth date.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases - NCIRD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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