Press Release: ODH Emphasizes Importance of Childhood Vaccinations and Well-Child Visits

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is encouraging all parents of children from birth to age 18 to set up a well-child appointment with their child’s pediatrician or healthcare provider and ensure their child is up-to-date on recommended vaccinations. 

Data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shows well-child visits decreased across the country from 2019 to 2020. Due to decreasing preventative health visits during COVID-19 pandemic, some children are also behind on their recommended vaccinations. All children should be vaccinated to prevent the spread of serious illnesses such as against infectious diseases like tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough. 

Importance of Childhood Vaccinations_ODH - 10-27-21