Check-ups & Vaccines Schedule
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.
(3 - 5 days old)
|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|
|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%
- 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
- Vaccine-Preventable Disease E-book - comprehensive guide by Every Child By Two
- Recommended (CDC) Immunization Schedule
- Vaccine Controversies
- Vaccine Information
- Roswell Pediatrics' Vaccine Position Statement
Vaccines are safe and effective.
For more information about a specific vaccine, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website by choosing a vaccine below.
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP)
- HPV Vaccine (Human Papillomavirus)
- Hepatitis A (Hep A)
- Hepatitis B (Hep B)
- Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib)
- Meningococcal Vaccination
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
- Pneumococcal Conjugate - PCV13 (Prevnar)
- Rotavirus (Rotateq)
- Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
- Chicken Pox (Varicella)