Have you ever forgotten to bring your child’s immunization record to the doctor?
Keeping track of your children’s immunizations is not easy. Children often see more than one doctor by the time they reach age three and it can be difficult to keep track of previous vaccines.
Twenty-one percent of 19 to 35 month old children receive at least one dose of vaccine they did not need. This costs our country an estimated $15 million, and more sore arms for our babies!
Ask your doctor if your baby can be included in your state’s computerized immunization registry so that you can receive a card or phone call to remind you about your next visit.
Records of your children’s immunizations are required for camp, daycare, and school. Imagine trying to keep track of those paper records until your children need them for college! By insuring that your child’s immunizations are entered into the registry, you will be able to request an easy to read print out of your child’s vaccines to enroll your child into daycare, camp, elementary school, junior high, high school and even college! And, if you move or lose your paper records, your newly authorized provider can easily attain your child’s records since the computerized registry is run by your state’s health department.
For more information about immunization registries please visit our in-depth registry section