Infant and Childhood Vaccines

Infant and Child Vaccines

Immunizations help prevent the spread of diseases and help keep Montanans of all ages healthy. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends vaccines for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. This webpage contains information and resources for parents/guardians and healthcare providers about the recommended vaccines for infants and children through age six.

For Parents/Guardians

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Why Vaccinate?

Vaccine Safety

Preparing for Your Child's Visit

Paying for Vaccines

What is Montana's Immunization Information System (imMTrax)?

How Do I Find My Child's Immunization Record?

Social Media Resources

Vaccine Safety

Vaccines are very safe and effective in preventing serious diseases. Vaccines, like any other medicine, can have side effects. Some people report having mild side effects. Common side effects can include: pain, redness, sore arm or swelling at the injection site, fever, or headache. More information about vaccine safety.

Paying for Vaccines

All children in Montana are eligible to receive low or no cost vaccines through their health plan or the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC). Learn more about the VFC Program.

What is imMTrax?Montana's immunization information system graphic

Montana's Immunization Information System (imMTrax) is a confidential, computerized database that stores immunization records for Montanans of all ages. imMTrax combines records from multiple immunization providers to form one shot record. Once entered into imMTrax, the record will be available when needed for future child care and school entry, college admission, employment, and travel. Learn more about imMTrax and how it can help your family.

How Do I Find My Child's Immunization Record?

Contact your healthcare provider or local health department to locate your child's immunization record. More information about how to find your child's immunization record.

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For Providers

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Ways to Ensure Your Patients are Fully Vaccinated

Provider Education

Answering Parents' Questions

Resources to Share with Parents

Montana's Immunization Information System (imMTrax)

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Ways to ensure your patients get fully vaccinated

Provider Education

Answer Parents' Questions About Vaccines

Resources to Share with Parents

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Patient's vaccine history can be looked up using imMTrax, Montana's Immunization Information System. imMTrax brings together multiple immunization records from Montana healthcare providers (public and private) and parental "shot cards" to form one complete, electronically preserved record. Learn more about imMTrax.

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Looking Ahead

Childcare and School Immunization Requirements

Is your child starting childcare or school soon? If so, it is important to know which vaccines are required to attend childcare and school. Learn about which vaccines your child needs on the childcare and school resources webpage.

Preteen and Teen Vaccines Montana TeenVax graphic

There are recommended vaccines for your (soon-to-be) preteen and teen. Learn more about these vaccines on the MT TeenVax webpage.