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Schedule of Well Child Checks and Immunizations

Birth: Follow Up with MD 48 hours after discharge, Vaccines: Hep B (at hospital)

1 to 2 weeks: MD visit, Newborn screen at hospital of delivery

2 Months: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Pentacel 2.Hep B 3.PCV 4. Rotateq

4 Months: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Pentacel 2. PCV 3. Rotateq

6 Months: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Pentacel 2. Hep B 3. PCV 4. Rotateq

9 Months: Well Child Check, Catch up on any needed vaccines

12 Months: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1.Varicella 2. HIB 3. MMR 4. PCV

15 Months: Well Child Check, Catch up on any needed vaccines

18 Months: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Dtap 2. Hep A, Blood work: Lead and Hemoglobin

2 Years: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Hep A

3 Years: Well Child Check, catch up on any needed vaccines, Hearing and Vision Screen

4 Years: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Dtap 2.IPV 3. MMR 4. Varicella , Hearing and Vision Screen, Urinalysis

5 Years: Well Child Check, Hearing and Vision Screen

6 to 10 Years: Well Child Check every 1-2 years

11 to 12 Years: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Tdap 2. Menactra 3. HPV

12 to 14 Years: Early Adolescent Screening Exam, Vaccines: 1. HPV

15 to 17 Years: Middle Adolescent Screening Exam, Cholesterol Screen

18 to 21 Years: Late Adolescent Screening Exam, Vaccines: 1. Menactra

Immunization Key: Dtap:Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, HPV: Human Papilloma Virus; Pentacel: Dtap, IPV, Hib; PCV: Pneumococcal Congugate; IPV: Polio; Hib: Haemophillis Influenza; Varivax: Chicken Pox; MMR: Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Tdap:Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis; Menactra: Meningococcal; Hep A: Hepatitis A; Hep B: Hepatitis B; Rotateq: Rotavirus (oral, optional)

Adult Preventative Screening and Immunizations

Women:

20 to 30 Years: Yearly GYN Exam with Pap smear beginning with Sexual Activity, Vaccines: 1. Tdap (Every 10 Years)
30 Years: GYN Exam Every 3 Years if in a Monogamous Relationship and No History of Abnormal PAP Smear, Vaccines, 1. Tdap
35 Years: General Medical Exam with Routine Fasting Blood Work
40 Years: General Medical Exam with Routine Fasting Blood Work and Baseline Mammogram, Vaccine: 1. Tdap
45+ Years: Yearly General Medical Exam with Routine Fasting Blood Work, Breast Exam, and Screening Mammogram
50 Years: Screening Colonoscopy (Every 10 Years), Vaccines: 1. Tdap
60 Years: Screening Colonoscopy, Bone Density, Vaccines: 1. Td

Men:

20 to 45 Years: Yearly Routine Check-up, Vaccines: 1. Tdap (Every 10 Years)
25 Years: General Medical Exam
30 Years: General Medical Exam, Vaccines: 1. Tdap
35 Years: General Medical Exam with Routine Fasting Blood Work
40 Years: General Medical Exam with Routine Fasting Blood Work and Early Prostate Cancer Screening
50 Years: General Medical Exam, Screening Colonoscopy (every 10 Years) Vaccines: 1. Tdap
60 Years: Screening Colonoscopy, Screening Cardiac Stress Test, Vaccines: 1. Td (If Needed) 2. Pneumovax 3. Zostavax
65 Years: Vaccines: 1. Pneumovax, 2. Flu Vaccine (Yearly)

Diabetics- Pnuemovax, Prevnar every 5 years. Flu Vaccine (Yearly)
Immunization Key: Tdap: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Pneumovax: Pneumonia

Td: Tetanus Diphtheria, Zostavax: Shingles

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