Health officials are urging parents not to forego their child’s checkups during the COVID-19 crisis. Minnesota Health Department Director Kris Ehresmann says those are critical for your kid’s health.

“Not just because its an opportunity for a child to get their needed vaccines because there are many other screening tests that are done at that time that are really important to evaluate a child’s development as well as exposure to things like lead.”

Ehresmann says parents should reach out to their healthcare provider to make sure your kids are up to date on their regular health screenings.