GEHA | January 16, 2020
Make sure your child gets off to a healthy start by following a schedule of regular well-child visits with your doctor – especially during their first 15 months. Immunizations are a key part of that early-life schedule, from birth to age 6.
Bacteria and germs that cause childhood diseases can harm your child. People often come across others from areas of the world where such serious diseases are more common. Vaccinations help prevent the spread of those diseases.
They help protect others as well – for example, your neighbor who has a weakened immune system or another newborn too young for immunizations. Each child who isn’t vaccinated can spread those germs to others who are unvaccinated.
GEHA medical plans cover routine in-network, well-child visits and vaccinations at 100%. This immunization schedule, recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, outlines which vaccination is due as your baby grows into a healthy child.