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, MCV4, HPV; cholesterol screen
16 year MCV4, Bexsero
*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
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
MCV4=Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis) HPV=Human papillomavirus
Bexsero= Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis) group B
Please call to schedule your well visit as soon as possible!