Recommended Well Visit Appointment Schedule

We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines for well visit appointments. We recommend a schedule of routine well visits, screening, and immunizations to help your child stay healthy and monitor growth and development.

Age (check-up)ImmunizationsLabs
Newborn - 2 to 3 days after
leaving hospital
HepB 
7-10 days None 
2 month DTaP, Hib, IPV, Prevnar, HepB, Rotavirus 
4 month DTaP, Hib, IPV, Prevnar, Rotavirus 
6 monthDTaP, Hib, HepB, Prevnar, Rotavirus 
9 monthHepB (if not received at 6 months)Hemoglobin(anemia screen)
12 month - on or after 1st birthdayVaricella (chicken pox), IPV, PrevnarLead level, hemoglobin if not already done
15 month MMR, DTaP, Hib 
18 monthHepA 
2 yearHepA, catch up, if anyLead level, Hemoglobin(anemia screen)
3 yearcatch up, if any 
4-6 year - needs exam each yearDTaP, IPV, MMR,  Varicella (chicken pox) 
7-11 year - yearly exam HPV 
12-14 year - yearly examdtap, Menactra (meningitis), HPV 
15-18 year - yearly exam   

DTaP vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough).

dtap is a “booster” shot for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.

HepA vaccine protects against a type of liver infection called Hepatitis A.

HepB vaccine protects against Hepatitis B, a serious disease that damages the liver.

Hib immunization prevents childhood Haemophilus influenzae B infections, which can cause severe and potentially deady illnesses.

HPV  vaccine protects against the most common types of the virus human papillomavirus that have been associated with cervical, penile, rectal, and oral cancer as well as genital warts.

IPV immunization protects against polio.

MMR vaccine is a "3-in-1" vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella

Menactra vaccine offers protection against the meningococcal bacteria, one of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis in children.

Prevnar vaccine protects against the pneumococcal bacteria that causes pneumonia, sepsis(bacteria in blood), and meningitis as well as ear infections.

Rotavirus oral vaccine protects against a virus that causes vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration.

Varicella protects against chickenpox.