Vaccines at 2 to 3 Years

2 year old toddlers

What vaccines will my child get?

At 2-3 years of age, your child should receive vaccines to protect them from the following diseases:

After vaccinations

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
Following the vaccine schedule

CDC, American Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommend children receive all vaccines according to the recommended vaccine schedule.