August is National Immunization Month, make sure you keep your child’s vaccinations up-to-date!
Make sure you keep up-to-date personal vaccine records. Ask the doctor or nurse to record each vaccine given on your child’s immunization record and write down the name of the doctor’s office or clinic. You can get an immunization tracking card from your child’s doctor or from your state health department to keep record of your child’s vaccines. Or, you can use CDC’s Immunization Tracker to record your children’s immunizations, developmental milestones, and growth from birth through 6 years old.
When you keep track of your child’s vaccines:
- Keep your child’s immunization record in a safe place where you can easily locate it.
- Bring the record to each of your child’s doctor visits.
- Ask the doctor or nurse to record the vaccine given, date, and dosage on your child’s immunization record.
- Note where your child got the shot – knowing at which doctor’s office or clinic your child received a vaccine will help you get official records when you need them.