Vaccines at 2 to 3 Years
What vaccines will my child get?
At 2-3 years of age, your child should receive vaccines to protect them from the following diseases:
- Influenza (Flu) (every year)
Sometimes children have mild reactions from vaccines, such as pain at the injection site, a rash, or a fever. These reactions are normal and will soon go away.
- Read the Vaccine Information Sheet(s) your health care professional gave you to learn about side effects your child may experience.
- Pay extra attention to your child for a few days. If you see something that concerns you, call your child’s health care professional.
Treat mild reactions from vaccines:
- 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.
Important developmental milestones
Get tips to prepare for your child’s well-child visits.
At 30 months, your child is due for general developmental screening. Ask your child’s doctor about it.
By 2-3 years, most children:
- Can name most familiar things
- Show affection for friends without prompting
- Turn book pages one at a time
- Kick a ball
CDC, American Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommend children receive all vaccines according to the recommended vaccine schedule.
- Get a list of vaccines that your child may need based on age, health conditions, and other factors.
- Learn the reasons why you should follow the vaccine schedule.