Keep your kids healthy with a well-child check.
Utah children missed nearly 340,000 routine immunizations in 2020 and 2021. Missing immunizations leave children and families vulnerable to infections and outbreaks of preventable diseases.
Many kids also missed their well-child visits during the pandemic. If your child hasn’t had a well check in the last year or two, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your child’s doctor.
Wellness checkups are more than just checkups for babies or a schedule of when to get shots. Kids grow and develop quickly, and need to learn to do many new things during childhood and adolescence. You know your child best—and doctors know that. Wellness checkups are how you and a healthcare provider you trust can work together as a team to keep your child or teen safe, healthy, and developing the skills needed at different times in life.
See what checkups and immunizations your child needs based on their age:
Adults need to stay up-to-date on immunizations, too.
Falling behind on immunizations puts you at risk for serious diseases that are still common in the United States. Getting sick can cause you to miss work or prevent you from being able to care for your family or other responsibilities. Immunizations lower your chances of getting sick, spreading certain diseases, and are one of the safest ways to protect your health.
Check in with your doctor.
Most chronic diseases and health conditions can be prevented, or are much easier to treat if found early. Your body doesn’t always give you warning signs, but your healthcare provider has the tools to help identify health problems and conditions.
Most preventive health checkups and screenings are covered by insurance. Make an appointment to get a checkup and talk to your doctor about which health screenings and immunizations you need for your age.
See what health screenings and immunizations are recommended for you: