Well Visit and Immunization Schedule

Scheduling regular well-child visits is important to your child’s health. You can track your child’s development and growth, receive recommended vaccinations, and discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.

At Bridgewater Pediatrics, the typical well visit schedule is below. We also recommend annual flu shots starting at 6 months of age.

Age of Visit

Typical Vaccination and Workup (click to learn more)

1-2 days after hospital discharge

First Hep B (if not received in hospital)

1 month

First Hep B (if not received in hospital or at newborn visit)

2 months

First Pediarix (DTaP-HepB-IPV)
Firist Hib*
First PCV 13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
First Rotavirus (given orally)
First Hep B (if not received in the hospital)  

4 months

Second Pediarix (DTaP-HepB-IPV)
Second Hib*
Second PCV 13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
Second Rotavirus (given orally)

6 months

Third Pediarix (DTaP-HepB-IPV)
Third Hib*
Third Hep B
Third PCV 13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
Third Rotavirus (given orally)

9 months

Toe Stick for Lead and Hemoglobin

12 months

First MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
First Varicella (Chicken Pox)
First Hep A (Optional) 
Spot Vision Screen

15 months

Fourth DTaP
Fourth Hib
Fourth PCV 13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
First Hep A (Optional/if not received at 12 months)

 

18 months    

Focus on your toddler's development
First Hep A (If not received at 12 months) or Second Hep A (If first received at 12 months, optional)

2 years

Finger Stick for Lead and Hemoglobin
Spot Vision Screen
Second Hep A (If first received at 15/18 months, optional) 

2.5 years

Focus on your toddler's development

3 years

Finger Stick for Lead and Hemoglobin
Spot Vision Screen

4 years

Second MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
Second Varicella (Chicken Pox)
May be given as MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella)

Fifth DTaP
Fourth IPV
May be given as DTaP-IPV
Spot Vision Screen

5 years

Vision and hearing tests
Fifth DTaP (if not received at 4 year visit)
Fourth IPV (if not received at 4 year visit)

9-10 years

Finger stick for Cholesterol

11 years and up

Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
Meningococcal # 1, Booster age 16-18 (if #1 before 16)
Discuss Gardasil (HPV)                  

Annually

Annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment

 

*Indicates vaccine may be a combination vaccine and is dependent on current availability

  • Current combination vaccines are Pediarix (DTaP-IPV-HepB) and Pentacel (DTaP-IPV-HIB)

  • Please contact our office with any questions regarding any questions you  may have


Medical Literature Regarding Immunizations

The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic is an informative article initially published in the Wall Street Journal that provides important information about vaccinations.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently reported how theFAAP Helps Change California Vaccine Law.

We recommend this blog post from The New York Times: Not Vaccinating Children is the Greater Risk.