Vaccines at 2 to 3 Years
Vaccinations are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.
Vaccines your child should get
Your toddler has spent the last 2-3 years exploring and discovering their world. Learn more about why it’s important for your child to get flu vaccine so they can keep exploring and be better protected from flu.
Flu is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Flu spreads easily and can cause serious illness, especially in children younger than 5 years and children of any age with certain chronic conditions including asthma. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year ideally by the end of October.
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Care for your child after vaccinations
Call 911 if you think your child might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site.
Give your child extra care and attention
- Pay extra attention to your child for a few days. If you see something that concerns you, call your child’s doctor.
- Read the Vaccine Information Sheet(s) your child’s doctor gave you to learn about side effects your child may experience.
Treat mild reactions
Sometimes children have mild reactions from vaccines, such as pain at the injection site or a rash. These reactions, also called side effects, are normal and will soon go away.
- Use a cool, damp cloth to help reduce redness, soreness, and/or swelling at the injection site.
- Reduce fever with a cool sponge bath.
- Ask your child’s doctor if you can give your child a non-aspirin pain reliever.