Doctors’ offices and clinics are working extra hard to make sure you can safely visit them for immunizations and other care. This is an uneasy time for parents, but by staying on track with vaccines you can rest a bit easier.
Your doctor or health care provider can help you keep your child’s regular immunizations on schedule. Checking off this to-do item helps protect their health.
Medicaid, CHP+, and most private health insurers cover the full cost of childhood vaccines; you don’t have to pay anything at providers that accept your health plan. And if you don’t have insurance, you can get free immunizations at more than 500 Vaccines for Children (VFC) provider locations across the state.
If you don’t have insurance coverage, eligible families can get free immunizations at certain providers.
Important facts for your family
Vaccines are safe, effective, and important for your child
If your child is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, they can get that, the flu vaccine and any other routine vaccine during the same visit.
Vaccines have a long history of protecting Americans from severe disease and even putting serious illnesses like polio in the history books.
The time-tested routine vaccine schedule keeps kids protected as they grow from babies to teens. It also protects others, including those who might be more at risk.
It's never too late to catch up on vaccinations. If you fell behind during the pandemic, now is a great time to get back on track and get your child protected.