m. Checkups and Immunization

 

Babies should be seen within the first 2 days if you leave the hospital within 48 hours after birth. If you stay more than 48 hours in the hospital after birth, your baby should be seen in the first week. Your health care provider will let you know how often your baby needs to be seen. During check ups, babies are weighed and measured. Their development is also checked.

Immunizations are also part of regular health care. To view the schedule of your baby's immunizations please visit the following website:

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/providers/program/immun/pdf/schedule.pdf

In addition to the immunizations they receive as babies, children need booster shots between the age of four and six, before starting school. Talk with your health care provider or public health nurse for more information about check ups and immunizations.