Standard well visit schedule for children:

Age Reason. vaccines. tests needed  
1 week feedings and weight check  
2 weeks feedings and weight check  
1 month growth and development monitoring (G/D), discuss sleeping habits
2 months G/D, DTaP/ IPV/HIB, Hep B, PCV, Rotavirus 3 shots, 1 drink
4 months G/D, DTaP/ IPV/HIB, PCV, Rotavirus 2 shots, 1 drink
6 months G/D, DTaP/ IPV/HIB, PCV 2 shots
9 months G/D, Hep B, blood test for anemia, lead 1 shot
12 months G/D, MMR, PCV, Hep A 3 shots
15 months G/D, DTaP/IPV/HIB, Varicella 2 shots
18 months G/D, Hep A 1 shot
24 months G/D, blood test for anemia, lead  
30 months G/D/ behavior concerns  
3 years G/D/ behavior concerns, blood test for anemia. lead  
4 years G/D/ behavior concerns  
5 years G/D/ behavior concerns, MMRV, DTaP/IPV, ,, vision screening test 2 shots

Then yearly checkups through age 21 with attention to school performance, activities and continued monitoring of the child's growth and development. Some ages have additional vaccines:

11 years Tdap, HPV#1 2 shots

12 years

16-18 years

MCV#1, HPV #2

Men B, MCV#2

2 shots

2 shots

At each visit Dr. Feldman will determine if vaccines should be given and discuss this with the family. If children are sick during their scheduled well checkup, vaccination might be delayed for 2 weeks to allow the child to recover.

In addition, all children should be vaccinated for influenza every year. These vaccines are available in our office beginning in September through January. If your child does not have a routine well checkup then, a separate flu vaccine appointment will be required. We offer both injectable killed vaccine and intranasal live spray versions of the influenza vaccine.

Dr. Feldman follows the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control.


Combination vaccines are given whenever available: such as DTaP/IPV/HIB as one shot, instead of 3 separate shots.

These are the abbreviations of the vaccines which we use:
 DTaP = Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (child dose)
 IPV = Inactivated Polio Virus
 HIB = Hemophilus Influenza type B
 HepB = Hepatitis B
 PCV = Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Rotavirus = Rotavirus vaccine, given orally, (the child swallows it)
 MMR = Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Hep A= Hepatitis A
 Tdap = Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (adolescent dose)
 HPV = Human Papilloma Virus
 MCV = Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine, ACYW

Men B = Meningitis B vaccine

Varicella = Chicken pox vaccine

MMRV= Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella



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