Well Child Preventative Care/Physical Schedule with Immunization Schedule

Pediatric Care North staff with childPediatric Care North follows the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on preventative health care for children from birth to 21 years of age.

3-5 day old
Newborn screening, feeding and nutrition

2 week
Falls, cribs, sleep positioning, tummy time

2 month
Nutrition and feedings, developmental and social skills
   Vaccine recommendations: DTap, IPV, HepB, Hib, Rotavirus, Pneumoccal 13

4 month
Safety and anticipatory guidances
   Vaccine recommendations: DTap, IPV, HepB, Hib, Rotavirus, Pneumoccal 13

6 month
Child proofing tips, poison control, advancing to solid foods
   Vaccine recommendations: DTap, IPV, HepB, Rotavirus, Pneumoccal 13

9 month
Starting table foods, separation anxiety, stranger anxiety, nocturnal wakings

12 month
Introduction of whole milk, choking hazards, lead exposure, falls
   Vaccine recommendations: Pneumoccal 13, MMR, Varicella

15 month
Timeouts, diet guidelines
   Vaccines recommendations: DTap, Hib, HepA

18 month
Nutrition and feedings, praising good behavior, discontinuing pacifier use

2 year
Toilet training basics, dental care, discipline and limit settings
   Vaccine recommendations: HepA

3 year
Imagination play, intellectual skills, social development, stranger tips

4 year
Nutrition and diet, car safety, bike helmet safety, setting limits, social interactions

5 year
Motor development, social interaction, home interaction, responsibilities, vision and hearing screenings
   Vaccine recommendations: DTap, IPV, MMR, Varicella

6 year, 7 year, 8 year, 9 year
Nutrition and diet, social and developmental skills, dental care, independence, communication

10 year
Physical and growth development, lipid screening, school and peer interactions, rules, communication

11 year
Physical and growth development, social and academic competence
   Vaccine recommendations: Tdap, Gardasil, Menactra

12 year through 21 year (annually)
Social and academic competence, emotional well-being, risk reduction, violence and injury prevention, physical growth and development


Flu vaccine is offered yearly after age 6 months and is highly recommended.

All vaccines are recommended at the age appropriate visits, if child is behind on vaccinations, the child will be placed on a catch-up schedule.