Are you having back pain with any of the following?
We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.
Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
As a parent of a baby or toddler, you may have many questions about your young ones’ development. Whether your questions are about safety, nutrition, growth, development, or sleeping through the night, we’re here to help.
One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to stay up to date with your child's recommended immunizations (vaccinations). Vaccines help boost the body’s natural immune system. Children who are protected with immunizations are better able to fight off diseases if they are exposed.
Immunizations protect your child, your family and your community from preventable diseases.
Without vaccinations, serious illnesses that were once wiped out can return. Children and adults who are not protected can become very sick and spread illness. We have seen this happen recently, with outbreaks of pertussis (whooping cough) and measles here in California. With serious and even deadly diseases circulating, we need to protect everyone in the community and keep each other safe and healthy.
The single best way to protect your child against these illnesses is by keeping up with your child's immunizations. Download our Northern California Preventive Care App. We will send you personalized reminders when your child is due for immunizations and well visits.
Babies and children need a series of immunizations to protect them from serious preventable diseases.
We follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended schedule for vaccines.
Protection for your baby starts at birth
All newborns need protection against Hepatitis B, a serious liver disease. At the 2-month well child visit, babies get their first series of routine immunizations.
We will usually update your child’s shots when you come in for well child visits. For more information on the recommended Well Visit and Immunization schedule, please see our “Shots to Protect Your Child” handout.
For full details on the CDC schedule, please visit www.vaccines.gov.
The recommended immunization schedule is for generally healthy children. All children ages 6 months and older also need a seasonal flu vaccine each year.
In California, proof of required shots is needed before entering daycare and school.
About alternate schedules
We do not recommend deviating from the recommended schedule. Here’s why:
We can help you stay on top of your family’s immunizations with these tools:
If you aren't able to set up access online, you can also contact our Appointment and Advice line to request your child’s immunization information.
Just need shots? No appointment needed.
If your child needs immunizations, but is not due for a well check, you can drop in to any Kaiser Permanente medical center, without an appointment, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. (Note: many offices are closed for lunch between 12:30 and 2.)
Most children feel fine and go right back to their usual routine.
Others will have mild reactions, such as a sore arm, swelling at the site of the shot, or a low fever.
If you child does experience minor pain or fussiness, you can:
If your child has a fever or is very uncomfortable, you can give acetaminophen once you return home.
Our Pediatric Dosage Guide can help you determine the right amount to give your child. Remember: do not give aspirin to anyone under age 20. Do not give ibuprofen to babies under 6 months.
We know you are committed to doing everything you can to keep your child healthy and safe. We are, too.
That’s why we:
Vaccines are held to the highest standard of safety. The U.S. has the safest, most effective vaccine supply in history. Years of testing are required by law before a vaccine can be licensed. Medical experts are constantly reviewing the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
We understand parents are faced with conflicting information about vaccines.
We are happy to talk with you anytime about protecting your child. Feel free to call or send a secure e-mail. Together, we can work to keep your child healthy. Giving your child the right immunizations at the right time protects against serious diseases.
If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. An emergency medical condition is any of the following: (1) a medical condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; (2) active labor when there isn't enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child's) health and safety, or (3) a mental disorder that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that either you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, or you are not immediately able to provide for, or use, food, shelter, or clothing, due to the mental disorder. This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of specific medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care professional. If you have persistent health problems, or if you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor. If you have questions or need more information about your medication, please speak to your pharmacist. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the medications or products mentioned. Any trade names listed are for easy identification only.