Immunizations

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Childhood Vaccinations Are a Medi-Cal Benefit

Getting all the shots recommended by age 2 will protect your child from 14 dangerous diseases, including:

  • Mumps
  • Tetanus
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis

Your child needs all shots to be protected. Each vaccine protects your child from different diseases.

When does my child need shots?
Shots work best when children get them at certain ages. Medical providers follow a schedule of shots that begins at birth. Ask your provider for more information on the shots your child needs and when it is best to get them.  If your child is late getting vaccinated, they may be able to get “catch-up” shots after age 6.

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