Well-baby care is very important for your baby's health and development.Vaccines are given on the majority of the visits, so please bring your immunization card each time.
Well-visits are recommended annually after 2 years of age.
Immunization recommendations are as follows:
|3-5 days||Hepatitis B #1|
|1 month||Hepatitis B #2|
|2 months||Prevnar, Pentacel (DtaP,IPV,Hib), Rotateq (oral)|
|4 months||Prevnar, Pentacel (DtaP,IPV,Hib), Rotateq (oral)|
|6 months||Prevnar, Pentacel (DtaP,IPV,Hib), Rotateq (oral)|
|9 months||Hepatitis B #3 (unless already given at 6 mth)|
|12 months||MMR, Varivax, hepatitis A, Prevnar|
|15 months||Pentacel (DtaP,IPV,Hib)|
|18 months||hepatitis A|
|2 years||none (unless catching up on hepatitis A)|
|4-6 years||DtaP, IPV, MMR, Varivax|
|11 years||Menactra, Gardasil (a 3 shot series), Tdap|
|16 years||Menactra Booster|
- Gardasil – prevents infections from HPV (human papilloma virus). HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer and genital warts. It's given in a series of 3 doses in children over 9 before sexual activity.
- Rotateq – prevents rotavirus infection, a common cause of profuse watery diarrhea. Its given in a series of 3 doses at 2,4 & 6 months.
- Varivax – vaccine has been given to 1 year olds for 15 years, the current recommendation is for a booster at the kindergarten immunizations.
DtaP = Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (given in a single shot)
Prevnar = Strep pneumonia
IPV = Polio
Hib = H. Influenza B
MMR = Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Varivax = Chicken Pox