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Well Child Visits

Children and teens need regular checkups to make sure their development is on track, talk about nutrition and behavior, and to get the vaccines they need to protect them from dangerous diseases.

Dr Christine Tompkins

Why are childhood vaccines so important?

Dr. Christine Tompkins, Pediatrician

As a mother of three, there are three reasons I think vaccines are so important, and why I have chosen to vaccinate my children on time. Read more about why childhood vaccines are so important.

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Newborn visit

  • Assess for weight, breastfeeding
  • Check bilirubin
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2 week visit

  • Monitor infant’s growth, Complete exam
  • Assess for jaundice
  • Discuss development/safety/home life
  • Vaccines include: Hepatitis B vaccine if not given at birth
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2 month visit

  • Monitor infant’s growth, Complete exam
  • Discuss development/safety/home life
  • Vaccines include:
    Rotavirus oral vaccine, DTaP/Hep B/IPV, PCV-13 (Pneumococcal vaccine), Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae type B)
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4 month visit

  • Monitor infant’s growth, Complete exam
  • Discuss development/safety/home life
  • Vaccines include:
    Rotavirus oral vaccine, DTaP/Hep B/IPV, PCV-13 (Pneumococcal vaccine), Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae type B)
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6 month visit

  • Monitor infant’s growth, Complete exam
  • Discuss development/safety/home life
  • Vaccines include:
    Rotavirus oral vaccine, DTaP/Hep B/IPV, PCV-13 (Pneumococcal vaccine), Seasonal influenza vaccine (if Sept-Apr)
  • Fluoride varnish if teeth are present
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9 month visit

  • Monitor infant’s growth, Complete exam
  • Discuss development/safety/home life
  • Vaccines include:
    Update if needed, Seasonal influenza vaccine (if Sept-Apr)
  • Fluoride varnish if teeth are present
  • Screening: CBC and lead
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12 month visit

  • Monitor child’s growth, Complete exam
  • Discuss development/safety/home life
  • Vaccines include:
    MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A, Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae type B), Seasonal influenza vaccine (if Sept-Apr)
  • Fluoride varnish if teeth are present
  • Screening: hemoglobin and lead
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15 month visit

  • Monitor child’s growth, Complete exam
  • Discuss development/safety/home life
  • Vaccines include:
    DTap, PCV-13 (Pneumococcal vaccine), Seasonal influenza vaccine (if Sept-Apr)
  • Fluoride varnish
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18 month visit

  • Monitor child’s growth, Complete exam
  • Discuss development/safety/home life, Autism specific screening
  • Vaccines include:
    Hep A booster, Update any delayed vaccines, Seasonal influenza vaccine (if Sept-Apr)
  • Fluoride varnish
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24 month visit

  • Monitor child’s growth, Complete exam
  • Discuss development/safety/home life, Autism specific screening
  • Vaccines include:
    Update any delayed vaccines, Seasonal influenza vaccine (if Sept-Apr)
  • Fluoride varnish
  • Screening: hemoglobin and lead
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30 month visit

  • Monitor child’s growth, Complete exam
  • Discuss development/safety/home life, Autism specific screening if not done previously
  • Vaccines include:
    Update any delayed vaccines, Seasonal influenza vaccine (if Sept-Apr)
  • Fluoride varnish
  • Screening: hemoglobin and lead, if not done previously
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3 to 4 year well check

  • Monitor child’s growth, BMI, Complete exam
  • Measure blood pressure
  • Check vision and hearing
  • Discuss development/safety/home life
  • Vaccines include:
    Update any delayed vaccines, Seasonal influenza vaccine (if Sept-Apr), Kindergarten vaccines can be given as early as age 4
  • Fluoride varnish, through age 5
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5 to 10 year well check

  • Monitor child’s growth, BMI, Complete exam
  • Measure blood pressure
  • Check vision and hearing
  • Discuss development/school/safety/home life
  • Vaccines include:
    Update any delayed vaccines, Seasonal influenza vaccine (if Sept-Apr), Human Papilloma Virus (3 dose series) at age 9 or 10 years
  • 9-11 years: cholesterol screening
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11 and 12 year well child check

  • Monitor height/weight, BMI, Complete exam
  • Measure blood pressure
  • Check vision and hearing
  • Discuss development/school/safety/home life, puberty/sexuality
  • Vaccines include:
    Meningococcal vaccine, Tdap, Seasonal influenza vaccine (if Sept-Apr)
  • Screening: cholesterol, if not done previously
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13 to 21 year well check

  • Monitor height/weight, BMI, Complete exam
  • Measure blood pressure
  • Check vision and hearing
  • Discuss development/school/safety/home life
  • Vaccines include:
    Update if needed, complete HPV series, Meningococcal vaccine, booster after age 16
    Tdap every 5-10 years, Seasonal Influenza vaccine (if Sept-Apr)
  • Screening: cholesterol, if not done previously