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Check-ups & Vaccines Schedule

Checkups and vaccines from Roswell Pediatric Center

Seeing children and parents at regular intervals is important in maintaining your child's health, evaluating growth and development, discussing safety, nutrition and behavior, and answering questions.

Immunizations are an integral part of preventing serious diseases. We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for the timing of these vaccinations. Vaccines are safe and effective.

RPC's Vaccine Statement

Schedule

Age Vaccines Test
Birth Hep B  
Newborn
(3 - 5 days old)
none  
2 Weeks Hep B (if not already given at the hospital)  Edinburgh
2 Months Pentacel (DTaP, HIB, IPV), Hep B, Prevnar, Rotavirus  Edinburgh
4 Months Pentacel (DTaP, HIB, IPV), Prevnar, Rotavirus  Edinburgh
6 Months Pentacel (DTaP, HIB, IPV), Prevnar, Rotavirus Vision, Developmental Screening, Edinburgh
9 Months Hep B Developmental Screening
12 Months MMR, Varicella, Hep A Hemoglobin, Developmental Screening, Possible Lead Screening
15 Months Pentacel (DTaP, HIB, IPV), Prevnar Developmental Screening
18 Months Hep A Vision, MCHAT, Developmental Screening
2 Years Hep A (if not given at 18mo) OAE, Cholesterol (if high risk), lead if needed, MCHAT, Developmental Screening
30 Months   Developmental Screening, lead screening if needed
3 Years   OAE, Vision, Developmental Screening
4 Years DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella Vision, Hearing
5 Years DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella 
(if not given at 4 year check up)
Vision, Hearing, Hemoglobin, Urinalysis
6 Years   Vision, Hearing
7 Years    
8 Years   Vision, Hearing
9 Years    **Start universal cholesterol screening with non HDL cholesterol
10 Years   Vision, Hearing
11 Years Menactra, Tdap, HPV  

Menactra booster age 16-18 yrs.  Gonorrhea and chlamydia screen for all sexually active teens.  HIV screen done at age 18 yrs or sooner if high risk.  Hgb every year for menstruating females or if positive risk assessment.  Consider Bexsero at 17-18 year WCC prior to leaving for college.  Should receive 2 doses 1 month apart.

Depression screening yearly starting at age 12 yrs.  Teen questionnaire and CRAFFT starting at age 14 yrs.

Lipid panel starting at age 2 yrs if child is high risk.*  If normal, repeat in 3-5 yrs.  Universal screening with non HDL cholesterol (total cholesterol-HDL) from ages 9-11 yrs.**   If normal, repeat at age 17-21 yrs.

*High risk children include: 

  • Child with BMI>95%
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Family history unknown
  • Family history of heart disease:  parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling with heart disease <55 for women and <65 for men or Parent with cholesterol >240 or known dyslipidemia   

Vision every other year after age 6 yrs.

Hearing screening added at ages 12, 15 and 18 - add frequencies of 6,000 and 8,000

Immunizations

  1. Vaccine-Preventable Disease E-book - comprehensive guide by Every Child By Two
  2. Recommended (CDC) Immunization Schedule
  3. Vaccine Controversies
    1. Too Many Too Soon?
    2. Are Vaccine Ingredients Safe?
    3. Vaccines and Autism
  4. Vaccine Information
    1. ECBT (Every Child By Two)
    2. The Vaccine Education Center (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
    3. The CDC Vaccine Site
    4. Chart of Contraindications and Precautions to commonly used vaccines
    5. Conditions Commonly Perceived as Contraindications to Vaccinations
    6. Vaccine Ingredient Guide
    7. HPV Vaccine for teens
  5. Roswell Pediatrics' Vaccine Position Statement

Vaccines

Vaccines are safe and effective.

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