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What if My Child Misses a Shot?


Question: What if My Child Misses a Shot?
Answer: For most vaccines, it is never too late to catch up on missed shots. Children who missed their first shots at 2 months of age can start later. Children who have gotten some of their shots and then fallen behind schedule can catch up without having to start over. If you have children who were not immunized when they were infants, or who have gotten behind schedule, contact your doctor or the health department clinic. They will help you get your children up-to-date on their immunizations.

NOTE: Don't postpone your child's immunizations just because you know she can catch up later. Every month she goes without her scheduled immunizations is a month she's not fully protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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