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What Expecting Parents Should Know

First Office Visit is one to three days after the hospital discharge. If the baby was discharged in under 24 hours, we will give the newborn a PKU test.


Second Office Visit is at two weeks. We check length, weight and head circumference. We check for possible jaundice and other normal and possibly abnormal conditions that may have not been detectable at birth.


1 Month: Well baby check up
2 Months: Well baby check up, Pediarix, Prevnar, Hib, Roto virus
4 Months: Well baby check up, Pediarix, Prevnar, Hib, Roto virus
6 Months: Well baby check up, Pediarix, Prevnar, Hib
9 Months: Well baby check up, Immunizations only if behind
12 Months: Well baby check up, PPD, anemia check, urine analysis (if indicated), lead level (if at risk), Prevnar, Hepatitis A
15 Months: Well baby check up Chickenpox, Hib
18 Months: Well baby check up, autism screen, DTaP, Hepatitis A
2 Years: Well baby check up, Autism Screening, Developmental screening, MMR, Urine analysis (if indicated) and immunization catch-up if needed
3-4 Years: Well child checkups, (Preschool), immunizations if needed
5-6 Years: Well child and/or school physical, (Kindergarten), Kinrix (DTaP and IPV combo), ProQuad (MMR and Chickenpox combo), PPD, anemia, urine, and lead screen
11-12 Years: Well child and/or School physical, (6th grade) anemia and urine screen, Chickenpox and MMR boosters if not given earlier.  Meningococcal vaccine, HPV (Gardasil)
14-16 Years: Well child and/or School physical, (High School), anemia and urine screen. Tdap (Boostrix).  Meningococcal, HPV, if not given or completed earlier
17-18 Years: Well physical.  College exam and immunizations as required.


Lead: Screening for lead poisoning is required for all children age 6 months to 6 years attending licensed day care centers, preschools or Kindergarten. A questionnaire will be given. If the child may be at risk, a blood test will be given.


Vaccines: New vaccines and combinations of vaccines are being developed. Your doctor will advise you about their availability and give suggestions in terms of their possible use. Not all vaccine combinations are always available. Click here for our immunization schedule.


Flu Shot: (Influenza Vaccine): Is recommended yearly, minimum age being 6 months of age.

Hearing Screening: We are able to perform hearing screening at any age in case of frequent ear infections or suspected hearing loss.

Pulmonary Function Test: Spirometry is a pulmonary function test used to evaluate lung function, evaluate breathing difficulty, detect pulmonary disease, and monitor effects of therapies used to treat lung disease.



  • ● DTaP: Diptheria, Tetanus, Accellular Pertussis

  • IPV: Inactivated (injectable) Polio Vaccine

  • HepB: Hepatitis B

  • HepA: Hepatitis A

  • Pediarix: DTaP IPV, Hepatitis B combination

  • Hib: Haemophilus Influenza B

  • Prev: Abbreviation for Prevnar, which is Strep Pneumonia

  • MMR: Measles, Mumps and Rubella

  • Tdap: Tetanus , Diptheria, Pertussis (Boostrix or Adacel)

  • ProQuad: Chickenpox and MMR combination

  • Kinrix: DTaP and IPV combination for children between 4yrs sand 6yrs

  • HPV: Human Papilloma Virus, (Gardasil, Cervarix)

  • ComVax: Hib and Hepatitis B combination