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RECOMMENDED WELL VISIT SCHEDULE LISTED BY AGE


1-2 WEEKS - Visit will include full physical and developmental examination with explanation of all findings, height, weight, head circumference measurements and standard vitals signs, an overview of expected growth and development milestones. Also, any questions parents or guardians have will be addressed.

2 MONTHS - All as described in 1-2 week visit, including vaccines as described below.

4 MONTHS - All as described in 1-2 week visit, including vaccines as described below and explanation and handout regarding introduction of solid foods.

6 MONTHS - All as described in 1-2 week visit, including vaccines as described below.

9 MONTHS*** - All as described in 1-2 week visit, including any vaccines your child may have missed at previous visits. Your child will also be screened for anemia at this visit which involves a finger or toe stick to obtain blood.

12 MONTHS - All as described in 1-2 week visit, including vaccines as described below and explanation and handout regarding toddler nutrition. Hearing and vision screens are recommended at this visit and each yearly visit thereafter.

15 MONTHS - All as described in 1-2 week visit, including vaccines as described below.

18 MONTHS - All as described in 1-2 week visit, including vaccines as described below.

24 MONTHS*** - All as described in 1-2 week visit, including any vaccines your child may have missed at previous visits. Your child will also be screened for anemia at this visit which involves a finger or toe stick to obtain blood. Hearing and vision screens are recommended at this visit.

3 YEARS*** - All as described in 1-2 week visit, including any vaccines your child may have missed at previous visits. Hearing and vision screens are recommended at this visit.

4 YEARS*** - All as described in 1-2 week visit, including vaccines as described below. Hearing and vision screens are recommended at this visit and a urinalysis will be performed.


***These visits may be utilized as 'catch up' for missed vaccines.


Well visit/physicals are then recommended at ages 5, 6, 8, 10 and yearly thereafter.

Please note that well visits are designed to assess and discuss child growth and development and to discuss preventive or proactive measures to promote normal growth and development. They are not designed to discuss health problems of children; a separate appointment needs to be scheduled to discuss health problems.


RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE


2 MONTHS - Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP), Polio (IPV), Hepatitis B (HepB) Pneumococcal conjugate (Prevnar), Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) and rotavirus

4 MONTHS - Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP), Polio (IPV), Pneumococcal conjugate (Prevnar), Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) and rotavirus

6 MONTHS - Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP), Polio (IPV), Hepatitis B (HepB) Pneumococcal conjugate (Prevnar), Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) and rotavirus

12 MONTHS - Pneumococcal conjugate (Prevnar), Hepatitis A (HepA), and Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB)

15 MONTHS - Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP), Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and Chicken pox (Varicella)

18 MONTHS - Hepatitis A (HepA)

4 YEARS - Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP), Polio (IPV), Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Chicken pox (Varicella)

11-14 YEARS - Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (TdaP), Meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), and Human papillomavirus (HPV)**

** Children over the age of 6 (as of 2009) may require second Varicella vaccine if they have not had it or had chicken pox disease.

**HPV is a 3 dose vaccine currently NOT required by the State of Texas for admission to school and is only approved for females.

***Vaccination for Influenza can begin as early as 6 months of age.

If your child does not receive any or only part of the above vaccines at their scheduled times, for any reason, you should speak with the nursing staff about scheduling appointments for missed vaccines. If vaccines are not administered concurrently as listed above, there must be at least 6 weeks between injection dates.









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