Children and Teens
Immunizations are a very important part of your child’s health care. They work by helping your child’s body recognize and quickly attack diseases before they can cause problems. Some immunizations are given in a single dose while others require several doses over a longer time. Your child’s immunizations should start at birth. It is important to keep a record of all your child’s immunizations.
By the age of two, children need several immunizations to prevent illnesses such as Polio, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Measles, Pneumonia, and Chicken Pox. There are many other serious diseases that can be prevented by immunizations also. Your child’s doctor will tell you which ones your child should have. Only immunizations covered by the State of Washington under the Universal Childhood Vaccine Program are covered by CUP. Immunizations are required for daycare, preschool and elementary school.
Please double check to see if your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. If you feel your child may need an immunization, please call the PCP who is listed on your child’s ID card from CUP to check.
Make Sure Your Child Has His Or Her Immunizations! Don’t Put It Off!
All adults need immunizations to prevent serious diseases. In fact, some are more important for adults than for children. Adults in the United States are at least 100 times as likely as children to die as a result of diseases that could have been prevented by getting a shot.
Did you know?
Vaccine-preventable diseases kill as many as 70,000 American adults each year. Pneumonia and influenza (flu) are the fifth leading cause of death in older adults.
The immunity to a disease you received when you were immunized as a child may weaken over time. Talk to your doctor about what immunizations you need to make sure you remain healthy. Some immunizations are only covered by CUP if other risk factors are present. Immunizations for the purpose of travel, work, or because of where you live are not covered. Adult Immunization Schedule