Resources to Encourage Routine Childhood Vaccinations

Call to Action

Help us protect children by doing what you can to get kids caught up on recommended vaccines. During the 2020–2021 school year, vaccination coverage among kindergarteners nationwide dropped more than one percent. With most schools now back to in-person learning, efforts must be made to ensure that all school-aged children are up to date on their routine vaccines, have received recommended COVID-19 vaccines, and routine vaccination coverage is equitably distributed.

CDC’s call to action outlined the steps that healthcare providers and families can take to encourage catch up vaccination and protect children’s health.

Catch up on Well-Child Visits and Recommended Vaccinations
Let's play catch-up on routine vaccines

Use this web feature as a link in your social media posts, newsletters or other communication.

Resources for Healthcare Providers
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Healthcare providers are trusted sources of information for parents and guardians. They can also help families make an informed decision to vaccinate. Explore ways to help catch school-aged children up on vaccination.

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Resources for Parents

You have the power to keep your child healthy. Find answers to common questions about vaccines and resources about routine childhood vaccinations.

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What to Know About Vaccinating Your Child

From schedules to records, vaccine details to doctor’s office tips, discover helpful vaccination resources. CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend staying on top of routine childhood vaccinations—or catching up on vaccines your child may have missed.

Learn About Childhood Vaccination
Resources for Partners

Promote childhood immunization in your community or among your members with the resources below.

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Use or customize these messages on your social media platforms to spread the word about childhood vaccination in your community.

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Infographic

Use this infographic to educate parents on the importance of getting children caught up on well-child visits and routine childhood vaccinations. The infographic is also available to download and print.

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Vaccines: Power to Protect

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Newsletter Template

Use this suggested language in emails or digital communications with parents. Include the resources for parents above to educate parents about the importance of childhood immunizations.

Stay on track with your child’s vaccinations

As a parent, you want to keep your children safe. Routine childhood vaccinations are an important way to ensure that your child and community remain healthy and protected against serious diseases, like measles and whooping cough.

[YOUR ORGANIZATION] encourages parents to make sure children are up to date on routinely recommended vaccines. Well-child visits and check-ups are essential for routine vaccination.

You can also review the 2022 easy-to-read immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  If you’re pregnant, now is a great time to find a doctor for your baby and schedule a visit to discuss any questions you have about vaccines.