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Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

The mission of CSHCN is to assure quality health care and related services for children and youth with special needs and their families throughout the State of Utah.

Birth Defects Prevention Month

Women getting a vaccine
Get Vaccinated

Check with your healthcare provider to be sure your flu and whooping cough vaccinations are up-to-date before getting pregnant. Your healthcare provider can also tell you about vaccinations you should receive during pregnancy.

The flu and whooping cough can cause serious illness in pregnant women and their developing babies. Getting vaccinated can help protect your child
for several months after they are born. Doctors recommend getting the vaccination for whooping cough in your third trimester.

Getting your vaccinations can help prevent symptoms related to certain infections, such as fever, which can be harmful to a developing baby. Talk to your doctor to find out what vaccinations they recommend you receive before getting pregnant, including the MMR vaccination. Remember to encourage other family members to get vaccinated too!

More information about vaccinations.

Zika Virus

mosquitoUp to date information on Zika Virus can be found at:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (
Utah Department of Health (

For Utah specific testing instructions regarding submission of diagnostic specimens for Zika virus testing refer to Submitting Diagnostic Specimens for Zika Virus Testing.

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