Your Northside Pediatrics team believes in the importance of regular check-ups to keep your child well. These appointments provide preventative exams and vaccinations, the chance to catch any health issues early, and opportunities to address any questions or concerns you have at every stage of your child’s development.
At the time of your well-child visits, we will discuss and provide any appropriate immunizations. We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for the schedule of these well visits and immunizations. You can refer to Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to understand more about both the benefits and risks of any particular vaccine.
The schedule for your well-child visits is provided below, along with a list of the immunizations needed for each age group.
|Check-Up Schedule||Vaccinations/Tests Due|
|Newborn visit 3-5 days of age|
|2 week visit within 3 days|
|2 month visit within 1 week|
|4 month visit within 2 weeks||Pentacel (Dtap, Hib, IPV), Prevnar #2, Rotavirus #2|
|6 month visit within 3 weeks||Pentacel (Dtap, Hib, IPV), Prevnar #3, Rotavirus #3|
|9 month visit within 3 weeks||Hep B|
|12 month visit MUST be after 1 year birthday||MMR #1, Chickenpox #1, CBC**|
|15 month visit within 3 weeks||Prevnar #4|
|18 month visit within 3 weeks||Pentacel (Dtap, Hib, IPV), Hepatitis A #1, Developmental Screen|
|2 year visit within 2 months||Hepatitis A #2|
|30 month visit within 3 weeks||
This visit is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Please check with your insurance provider for coverage information.
|3 year visit within 2 months||
4 year visit MUST be after 4 year birthday
|DTaP #5, IPV #4, MMR #2, Prevnar, Chickenpox #2, H & V|
|5 year visit||H & V, UA|
|6 year visit
||H & V|
|7 year visit||---|
|8 year visit||H & V, CBC**|
|9 year visit
|10 year visit||H & V|
|11 year visit||Tdap, Meningococcal, HPV series|
|Annually from 12-21 years old||
No vaccines needed if immunizations current
|H & V: Hearing and Vision Screening|
|CBC: Complete Blood Count|
|** This information used with permission from the Center of Excellence for Medial Multimedia, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, and is available at www.vmedcenter.org|
|Please see www.brightfutures.org to learn more about what is involved with each check-up.|