Well Child Exams
The schedule below is typical visits. Our clinicians may need to vary what is done according to the patient’s status at the actual time of his/her visit. Our clinicians may determine it is in the best interest of the patient to vary the immunization schedule due to individual needs, vaccine supply, and seasonal changes.
Your child’s birth month is a perfect time to schedule his or her well child exam. Any forms required for school, camp or sports throughout the year can be completed by a clinician based on this annual exam. No need to rush to schedule a checkup at the last minute. It’s also easier to schedule at the time you prefer and with the clinician who knows your child best.
Routine Well Visit, may also include:
(See below for details)
Pentacel (DTaP, IPV, Hib), PCV, Rotavirus, Hep B
Pentacel (DTaP, IPV, Hib), PCV, Rotavirus
Lead Test-if indicated
MMR, Varicella,Hep A, PCV
Vision Screen, Hearing Test
DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella
Hemoglobin, Vision Screen, Hearing Test,
19 years and older
Before vaccines, the only way to become immune to a disease was to actually get it and, with luck, survive it. Vaccines, which provide artificially acquired immunity, are an easier and less risky way to become immune. Vaccines can prevent a disease from occurring in the first place, rather than attempt to cure it after the fact.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has updated the recommended childhood and adolescence immunization schedule for 2014 (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html). France Avenue Family Physicians uses this schedule as a standard of care.
**New Immunization Laws for Schools, Child Care and Early Childhood Programs begin September 2014