As families commit to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, pediatricians want to remind parents to continue critical medical care including newborn care and well-child check-ups involving childhood immunizations.
Immunizations protect children and our communities from dangerous and deadly diseases. That’s why it’s important that we maintain these visits to keep our kids safe and healthy. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available while protecting your child and others around you.
Medical providers for children in Utah have adopted practices that minimize risk of COVID-19 exposure like scheduling well visits in the morning and sick visits in the afternoon or doing check-ins from cars.
Contact your child’s medical office to learn about the specific practices they are using to provide needed services and if you have any questions, ask! Providers want to work with families to keep children well and ensure they stay on schedule with immunizations.
SelectHealth recognizes the importance of continued healthcare as another example of how Utah Gives Back.