Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

On-time Vaccination: The Ultimate Babyproofing Plan

Most parents vaccinate their children according to CDC's recommended immunization schedule, protecting them from 14 potentially serious diseases before their second birthday. Vaccinating children on time protects them and anyone around them with a weakened immune system. Here are the top 6 reasons parents should follow CDC’s recommended Immunization Schedule1:1

Top 6 reasons

Back to School!

Beginning fall of 2014, all students entering, transferring, or advancing into kindergarten through 12th grades will be required to show proof of receipt of 2 doses of mumps and 2 doses of rubella vaccine. In addition, students entering, transferring, or advancing into kindergarten, 6th, or 9th grades are required to show proof of receipt of 2 doses of varicella vaccine. Most students likely have already received the vaccine and simply need to provide the school with verifying documentation from their healthcare provider1. To learn more, see Fall 2019 School Immunization Requirements.

Parent-Friendly Schedule for Children, Birth through 6 Years

Parent-Friendly Schedule for Preteens and Teens, 7-18 Years

Other Resources:

IDPH: Talking to Parents About Immunizations—Resource Toolkit
Back-to-school Immunizations, IDPH
Who Sets the Immunization Schedule?

Sources:
1. CDC, Reasons to Follow CDC’s Recommended Immunization Schedule
2. IDPH, Immunization