Please call in advance to schedule check-ups. We require all of our patients to follow CDC recommendations to receive all of the vaccines required by Georgia schools, unless we determine there is a genuine medical contraindication. Below is the current check up and vaccine schedule. The links bring up important Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) with important information for you to review before your visit.
We encourage a first visit 2-3 days after discharge, especially for nursing babies. If your baby left the hospital before 24 hours, you must come in for a visit two days after discharge to complete the required state metabolic screen (the “PKU.”) These visits are not “check-ups” and will not be charged as check-ups or well checks to your insurance.
|2 months||Exam, DTaP, IPV, Hep B, Hib, PCV13 #1, oral rotavirus #1|
|4 months||Exam, DTaP, IPV, Hep B, Hib, PCV13 #2, oral rotavirus #2|
|6 months||Exam, DTaP, IPV, Hep B, Hib, PCV13 #3, oral rotavirus #3, Lead Risk Screen.|
|Influenza vaccine is recommended each winter for everyone over 6 months of age. This can be given as injected flu vaccine (age 6 months and up) or a nasal spray for most children 2 years and older.|
|12 months||Exam, Hep A #1, MMR#1, Var #1, Hgb (Iron), TB Risk Screen, Vision Screen|
|15 months||Exam, PCV13#4, HIB#3, DTaP#4|
|18 months||Exam, Hep A#2|
|2 years||Exam, Hep A#2 (if not already given), Hgb (Iron), TB Risk Screen, BP, Lead Risk Screen, Vision Screen|
|2 ½ years||Exam|
|3 years||Exam, TB Risk Screen, BP, Vision Screen|
|4 years||Exam, IPV+DTaP, MMR+Varicella, TB Risk Screen, BP, Vision and Hearing Screens|
|5 years||Exam, Hearing and Vision Screens, TB Risk Screen, BP|
|6, 7 years||Exam, TB Risk Screen, BP, Vision Screen (every other year if not done at school)|
|After age 7||Exam recommended every year.
Tdap, meningitis, and HPV vaccines are given prior to middle school, typically at 11 years. A second dose of HPV vaccine is given at 12 years.
A meningitis booster vaccine is given at age 16.
Meningitis B vaccine is offered before college.
Urine screen for STDs (GC, Chlamydia) offered at age 16-18 per AAP guidelines.
PCV13 = pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; HPV = Human Papilloma Virus. All vaccines are thimerosol-free. Visit the CDC’s vaccine home page or VaccineInformation.org for more info. We use FDA-approved, safe combination vaccines when available and practical to minimize injections.