Keeping your toddler healthy

If you have children under the age of two, here are some special health considerations to keep in mind.


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

  • Four DTap vaccines
  • Three Hibs vaccines
  • Three Polio vaccines
  • Three Hepatitis B vaccines
  • One MMR vaccine
  • One Varicella vaccine

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.


All children should receive a HealthCheck at 15 and 18 months of age. 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 blood lead tests at age one and age two. 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 be accomplished by eliminating lead-based paint hazards before children are exposed.

If you have other questions please call us at 1-800-279-1301.