Overview

Caring for Your Child

Caring for Your Child

Within the Division of General Pediatrics our experienced and knowledgeable specialists provide a variety of services for infants, children, and adolescents to care for your child’s general pediatric needs.

Scheduling routine checkups is an important part of keeping children healthy. By maintaining a regular checkup schedule, we can help prevent illness, detect hidden problems, and monitor your child's growth and development throughout childhood and the teen years.

If we find your child needs a pediatric specialist, our team can refer your child to full array of sub-specialists.

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Well-Child Visits Immunization Schedule

Immunizations are important to keep your child healthy. Our recommended schedule below follows that of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Immunization schedules change from time to time. Your child’s pediatrician will notify you of any changes in the schedule or recommendations. Please bring your child’s immunization record to every visit in case dates need to be confirmed, new immunizations are needed, or your record needs to be updated.

General Ages for Well-Child Visits

Some children will require a different schedule and we encourage a prenatal visit.

Birth: First Hepatitis B
2 months: 1st DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
(also called whooping cough)), Hib (Hemophilus
influenza type B), Polio, Prevnar (pneumococcal
conjugate), Rotavirus, and 2nd Hepatitis B
4 months: 2nd DTaP, Hib, Polio, Prevnar, Rotavirus
6 months: 3rd Hepatitis B, DTaP, Hib, Polio, Prevnar, Rotavirus
12 months: 4th Prevnar, 1st MMR (Mumps, Measles and Rubella),
Varicella (chicken pox), and Hepatitis A
15 months: 4th DTaP and Hib
18 months: 2nd Hepatitis A
4 years: 2nd MMR and Varicella, 4th Polio, and 5th DTaP
11-12 years: Tdap, HPV for females (Human Papilloma Virus is a series
of 3 shots), MCV4 (Meninogococcal vaccine). Patients
should get a tetanus booster every 10 years.
16-18 years: MCV4 booster

Patients should get the Influenza vaccine every year starting at 6 months of age and TdaP booster at least every 10 years.

Usual ages for Well Child Visits are as follows*

Age Vist
Three-Four days Twelve months
Two weeks Fifteen months
Two months Eighteen months
Four months Two years
Six months Thirty months
Nine Months Four Years
Annually from five years on

* Please note that some children will require a different schedule and we encourage a prenatal visit, especially for first time parents

Dosage Guidelines for Children