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Well Child Check-Up Schedule & Immunizations

Birth-12 Months

Birth:

The initial Newborn Wellness Check is given in the hospital. Hepatitis B Vaccine is routinely given before going home.

1 Week:

This visit will occur at Acorn Pediatrics between 4 and 7 days of age and is an important opportunity to check on the baby’s transition to life at home, feeding patterns, and jaundice are the particular focus. No vaccines are given.

3 Weeks:

At this visit, we check to be sure that feeding is going well and the baby is gaining weight. No vaccines are given.

2 Months:

The focus of this and all the visits that follow, is to carefully review your child’s development and growth. Your child will get three shots and one oral vaccine.

  • Pediarix protects against Diphtheria, Tetanus (Lock Jaw which is acquired from exposure to bacteria that live in the soil), Pertussis (Whooping Cough which is still common in the U.S. and is severe in infants), Polio (a virus that is uncommon in the U.S. but still prevalent in some parts of the world), and Hepatitis B (a virus associated with chronic liver disease and liver cancer).
  • HIB protects against Haemophilus Influenza B (a bacteria, unrelated to the flu virus, that causes meningitis and other severe infections in young children).
  • Prevnar protects against Pneumococcus (the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in young children).
  • Rotateq protects against Rotavirus (a virus which causes vomiting and dehydration and is more severe in young children).

4 Months:

Your child receives “booster shots” for the same vaccines that were given at 2 months.

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, and Hepatitis B
  • Haemophilus Influenza B
  • Pneumococcus
  • Oral Rotavirus Vaccine

6 Months:

Your child receives “booster shots” for the same vaccines that were given at 2 and 4 months.

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, and Hepatitis B
  • Haemophilus (not routinely given, please see Acorn Blue Book or call office) Influenza B
  • Pneumococcus
  • Oral Rotavirus Vaccine

9 Months:

As always, we carefully check growth and development. No vaccines are given.

12 Months:

We routinely check the blood for anemia and lead. Three vaccines are due.

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Hepatitis A (a food and water-borne virus that causes vomiting, diarrhea, and liver inflammation.
15 Months - 18 Months

15 Months:

Routine check of growth and development. Three vaccines are due.

  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • HIB
  • Prevnar

18 Months:

This is the last of your child’s “baby shots”. Two booster shots are due:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis\
  • Hepatitis A
2-5 Years

2, 3 & 4 Years:

Annual visit to check growth and development. No vaccines are given unless earlier vaccines were not completed.

5 Years:

This is a very important visit to help be sure that your child is ready to start school. Your child will have vision and hearing screening. Three “booster shots” are due:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and Polio
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)\
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
6-11 Years

6-10 Years:

Annual visit to check growth and development. No vaccines are given unless earlier vaccines were not completed.

11 Years:

Routine visit to check growth and development. Three vaccines are due for all children:

  • A booster for Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis
  • Neisseria Vaccine (to prevent the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in older kids and young adults).
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) to prevent cancer. Two boosters will be given over the following 6 months.
12-18 Years

12-17 Years:

Annual Visit to check growth and development.

18 Years:

Transition out of High School and talk about transitioning to an “adult” provider. Two vaccines are given:

  • Meningococcal B Vaccine (Part of a two-shot series)
  • Booster for Meningococcal C, Y, W
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