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What to Expect at Your Next Well Visit

 

The following is a list of all routine well exams and associated immunizations or screening tests suggested by Abington Pediatrics. Our immunization schedule is based on the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Please note that while we at Abington Pediatrics recommend all of the vaccines listed below, those in italics are not current Massachusetts school requirements.

 

Remember, after age three we encourage a yearly physical for your child even if they are not due for any immunizations.

 

We are a pro-vaccine practice. Vaccines are extremely effective in preventing illness and saving lives.

To learn more about these vaccines, please visit the CDC website: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/

 

Newborn                           Hepatitis B (if not received in hospital)

1 month                             Hepatitis B

2 month                             Pentacel (DTaP, IPV, Hib), Prevnar, Rotateq

4 month                             Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq

6 month                             Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq

9 month                             Hepatitis B

12 month                            Varivax, MMR, Prevnar, Hepatitis A; hemoglobin (iron) & lead testing

15 month                             (none)

18 month                           Pentacel, Hepatitis A

2 year                                 Hemoglobin & lead testing

2.5 year                                (none)

3 year                                 Hemoglobin & lead testing

4 year                                 Proquad (MMR, Varivax), Quadracel (DTaP, IPV); hemoglobin & lead testing

11 year                                Tdap, Menactra, HPV; cholesterol screen

16 year                               Menactra, Trumenba; cholesterol screen 

 

*influenzae (flu) vaccines are recommended annually for children 6 months and older

*children who are not up-to-date with their immunizations may be "caught up" at any visit

 

Key:

IPV: Polio                                                                                           Varivax=Varicella (chicken pox)

Hib: Haemophilus influenza type B                                              Rotateq=Rotavirus

DTaP: Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough)             MMR=Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Tdap =Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis                                              Prevnar=Streptococcus pneumoniae

Menactra=Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis)                            HPV=Human papillomavirus

Trumenba = Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis) group B

Please call to schedule your well visit as soon as possible!