Checkup and Immunizations Schedule Checkup and Immunizations Schedule

The best way to maintain your child's health is through periodic medical examinations. As they say, "an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure". Regularly scheduled check-ups are the key to early detection and treatment of developmental and growth disorders. These visits are also a good time to cover any questions that you may have concerning your child's health, behavior, or school performance (it's ok to bring your list). Last but not least, we'll perform the necessary immunizations and lab tests. Regular checkups can also prevent the need for last-minute examinations prior to school, summer camp, etc.

Guidelines for preventive care are listed below:

AGE EVALUATION includes Growth, Development, General Exam and the following: IMMUNIZATIONS Lab/Testing
2 wk Jaundice    
2 mo   Pediarix, PCV 13, Hib, Rota  
4 mo Anemia (<32 weeks Gest. Age)* Pediarix, PCV 13, Hib, Rota *CBC
6 mo Fluoride survey Pediarix, PCV 13  
9 mo      
12 mo Fluoride, Lead, TB surveys Var, MMR, HepA CBC, Lead*,PPD*
15 mo   PCV 13, Hib, DtaP  
18 mo Autism, Anemia surveys HepA  
2 yr Fluoride, Lead, TB, Autism, Anemia surveys   Lead*, CBC*
2 1/2 yr          
3 yr Fluoride, TB, Anemia surveys    
4 yr Fluoride, Anemia surveys Var, MMR, DTaP-IPV  
5 yr Fluoride, Anemia, Cholesterol survey   Vision, Hearing, Cholesterol*
6 yr Fluoride, Anemia surveys    
7 yr Vision, Anemia, TB surveys   Vision, CBC*, PPD*
8 yr TB, Anemia surveys   CBC*, PPD*
9 yr TB, Anemia surveys   Vision, CBC*, PPD*
10 yr Cholesterol survey   CBC*, PPD*, Cholesterol*
11 yr TB, Anemia surveys Tdap, HPV, Meningococcus CBC*, PPD*
12 yr TB, Anemia surveys   Vision, CBC*, PPD*
13 yr TB, Anemia surveys   CBC*, PPD*
14 yr TB, Anemia surveys   CBC*, PPD*
15 yr TB, Anemia, Cholesterol surveys   Vision, CBC*, PPD*, Cholesterol*
16 yr TB, Anemia surveys Meningococcus CBC*, PPD*
17 yr TB, Anemia surveys   CBC*,PPD*
18 yr TB, Anemia surveys   Vision, CBC*, PPD*
19 yr TB, Anemia surveys   CBC*, PPD*
* indicates possible lab test only if + risk factors from survey.  Flu vaccine recommended annually beginning at age 6 months. PPD = TBskin test


Vaccine Abbreviations
DtaP Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Dtap-IPV Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis, Polio
Hep A Hepatitis A
Hep B Hepatitis B
Hib Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
HPV Human Papilloma Virus (Cervical Cancer)
IPV Inactivated Polio
Meningococcus Meningitis
MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella
PCV 13 Pneumococcus (13 valent)
Pediarix Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis, Polio, Hep B
Tdap Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (Adult)
Varicella Chicken Pox