Keeping Your Toddler Healthy

If you have children under the age of two, there are some special health considerations you should pay attention to:


Before your child turns two they should receive the following shots:

  • Four DTap immunizations
  • Three Hibs
  • Three Polio vaccines
  • Three Hepatitis B vaccines
  • One MMR
  • One Varicella
  • A blood lead test at one year of age
  • A blood lead test at two years of age

All children should receive a HealthCheck at 15 and 18 months of age, where they’ll receive the fourth DTap shot.

Immunizations are safe and effective and can save your family time and money. A child with a vaccine-preventable disease can be kept out of schools or daycare facilities. A prolonged illness can take a financial toll because of lost time at work, medical bills or long-term disability care.


Our preventive health check-up program is for anyone under 21 who is eligible for Wisconsin Medicaid or BadgerCare Plus. Find out more.

Blood Lead Screening

Find out if your child has elevated blood lead levels. Ask your pediatrician to do a simple blood test. Lead exposure in young children can cause reduced IQ and attention span, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and a range of other health and behavioral effects. Prevention of lead poisoning can accomplished by eliminating lead-based paint hazards before children are exposed.

If you have other questions or would like to speak with a HealthCheck coordinator please call us at (800) 279-1301.