Pregnancy and Beyond

Babies are born with a natural immunity or resistance to disease. It's nature's way of starting them off on the right track. Unfortunately, that natural immunity doesn't last forever. You need to have your baby immunized to protect against several diseases.

Changes in recommended immunizations occur each year, so it is important to consult with your baby's health care provider about which vaccines are recommended and at what ages. Keep your child's immunization record current and in a safe place, as it may be required later for childcare, school, military service, college or travel.

If you have further questions or want a current schedule, you may call 1-800-TEL-LINK (1-800-835-5465) for the location of your city or county health department, or the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services immunization information line at 1-800-219-3224.