Well Child Visits and Immunizations

Below is a summary of Well-Child visits at Framingham Pediatrics. Each well visit includes a complete physical exam, an assessment of your child's growth and development, and "anticipatory guidance" regarding safety and common childhood issues. In addition, your pediatrician will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about your child. Bring a list!
 

ALL PRACTITIONER AT FRAMINGHAM PEDIATRICS STRONLY SUPPORT ADHERENCE TO
THE IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE OF THE CDC AND THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS.


This Vaccination Policy minimizes the risk of your child suffering from preventable illness.  

During flu season, we also recommend flu shots for all our patients.

 

Newborn


Office visit during the first or second week of life

1 Month
(no scheduled vaccines)
 
2 Month
Pediarix* #1, Hib #1, PCV13 #1, Rotavirus #1
 
4 Month
Pediarix* #2, Hib #2, PCV13 #2, Rotavirus #2
 
6 Month


Pediarix* #3, Hib #3, PCV13 #3, Rotavirus #3
(the 6 month visit must be on, or after, 6 months of age)

9 Month

HepB #3 (as needed)

12 Month
MMR #1, Chickenpox #1, PCV13 #4
Finger stick blood test: Hemoglobin (check for anemia) & Lead Screen
(the 12 month visit must  be on, or after, the first birthday)

 
15 Month
Hepatitis A #1, Hib #4
(the 15 month visit must be on, or after, 15 months of age)

 
18 Month
DTap #4
 
24 Month
Hepatitis A #2 
Follow-up finger stick hemoglobin & lead

 
2 1/2 Year
visit at the discretion of your pediatrician
 
3 Year
vision screen yearly
Follow-up finger stick hemoglobin & lead

 
4 Year
hearing screen
 
5 Year
DTaP #5, IPV #4, MMRV
 
 
Yearly physical exams after age 5
 
  See Adolescent Vaccine Schedule for vaccine recommendations beyond age 5!


 

Hep B-Hepatitis B; DTaP-Diphtheria Tetanus & acellular Pertussis; IPV-inactivated Polio; Hib-Haemophilus Influenzae Type b; PCV13-Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine; MMR-Measles, Mumps and Rubella, MMRV-combination of Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varivax (only available at 5 yr visit)
* Pediarix is a combination of DTaP, IPV and Hepatitis B
CDC website with vaccine information sheets on other vaccines