Your physician at Tiger Pediatrics will see your child from birth to age 18 routinely for well child care. These preventative care visits are an important opportunity to assess a child’s growth, development, safety, and immunization status, and address any concerns you may have related to these aspects of your child’s health.
To prepare for your child’s check up, fill out the parent sections on any school or sports physical forms that need to be completed by your doctor and bring those forms to the appointment. Also, log on to CHADIS and complete the available questionnaires. Depending on your child’s age, these questionnaires may include screens for developmental milestones, autism, post partum depression, lead toxicity risk factors, and mental health problems. Bringing your child’s immunization record would also be very helpful if your child has received vaccines elsewhere which aren’t in our record.
Below is our well check schedule and the vaccines we recommend children get at each visit.
|Newborn||Hepatitis B if not given at hospital|
|24 Months||Hepatitis A|
|3 Years (Yearly visits hereafter)|
Pentacel = Dtap (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis), Hib (Haemophilus influenza type B), and IPV (inactivated polio vaccine)
Prevnar = PCV-13 (covers 13 strains of pneumococcus bacteria)
MMR = measles, mumps, rubella
Varicella = chickenpox
Kinrix = Dtap, IPV
Tdap = tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis
Gardasil = HPV-9 (covers 9 strains of human papilloma virus), series of 3 shots
In addition to the vaccines on the schedule above, we recommend a yearly influenza vaccine at every age starting at 6 months.