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.
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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.

Page last reviewed: February 25, 2020