Check-ups & Immunizations
The schedule below is used by our physicians for well child visits. It is important to keep these appointments to monitor growth and development at each age. After 3 years of age, annual checkups are recommended.
We strongly recommend infants and children receive their vaccines on the following schedule. The vaccines are timed in order to protect your child when he or she is most vulnerable and when they will be most effective.
Vaccines do not cause autism nor will they "overwhelm" your child's immune system. The American Academy of Pediatrics has an excellent website at www.aap.org that can answer any questions you have. Vaccines protect your child against life threatening disease.
Feel free to ask any of our providers about vaccine questions you have.
Regular Check-up & Immunization Schedule
|Within 3 Days of Birth||None|
|1 Month||Hep B #2|
|2 Months||DTaP #1, IPV #1, PCV #1, HIB #1, ROTA #1|
|4 Months||DTaP #2, IPV #2, PCV #2, HIB #2, ROTA #2|
|6 Months||DTaP #3, PCV #3, HIB #3, ROTA #3|
|9 Months||Hep B #3|
|12 Months||VAR, PCV #4, HIB #4|
|15 Months||MMR #1, Hep A #1|
|18 Months||DTaP #4, IPV #3|
|2 Years||Hep A #2|
|4 Years||MMR #2, VAR #2|
|5 Years||DTaP #5, IPV #4|
Annual flu vaccines are recommended. Children will receive 2 doses the first year (1st dose after 6 months of age and a booster one month later) and then 1 dose each year thereafter. .
This immunization schedule is subject to change.
Explanation of Abbreviated Vaccines
- IPV: Polio
- PCV: Prevnar
- DTAP: Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis
- ROTA: Rotavirus Vaccine - oral
- HIB: Haemophilus Influenzae B
- VAR: Chicken Pox
- MMR: Measles/Mumps/Rubella
- HEPB: Hepatitis B
- HEPA: Hepatitis A