Newborn Visits

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Newborns are seen in the office within 1-3 days after going home from the hospital.  At the time of discharge the physician will let you know when your baby needs to be seen.  Please call our Independence Park location at (919) 477-2202 or our Highgate location at (919) 544-2049 to schedule this appointment as soon as you arrive home if this has not already been done while you were in the hospital.

Well-Checks & Immunizations

Well Child Check-Up Immunization/Lab Test Schedule
(Immunization schedules may vary according to new recommendations)
3-5 Days Yes Hepatitis B (recommended in hospital before discharge)
4 Weeks Yes Hepatitis B#2 vaccine
6-8 Weeks Yes DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), IPV (polio), Hib (Haemophilus influenza b), Prevnar (Streptococcus pneumoniae), and Rotateq (rotavirus- oral vaccine)
4 Months Yes DTaP#2, IPV#2, Hib#2, Prevnar#2, and Rotateq#2
6 Months Yes DTaP#3, IPV#3, Hib#3, Prevnar#3, and Rotateq#3
9 Months Yes Hepatitis B#3
12   Months Yes Prevnar#4, MMR, Hepatitis A#1; Hematocrit (lab draw)
15 Months Yes Varicella (chicken pox), Hib#4
18 Months Yes DTaP#4, Hepatitis A#2
2 Years Yes Hematocrit and Lead (lab draw)
3 Years Yes Start Hearing & Vision Screening for yearly checkups
4 Years Yes Consider vaccines if going to kindergarten before next check-up
5 Years Yes DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella; Urinalysis and Hematocrit
6-8 Years Yes
11-12 Years Yes Tdap (required before entering 6th grade) Meningococcal (Neisseria meningitidis), HPV series
14-16 Years Yes

TB test & lead level testing based on risk factors.

Physical examinations are recommended every 2 years between age 6 and 12.
Physical examinations are recommended yearly for adolescents.

We, the physicians of Regional Pediatric Associates, believe very strongly in the importance of on-time vaccinations to protect your children against these potentially fatal diseases. The CDC estimates that fully vaccinating all U.S. children saves 33,000 lives, prevents 14 million infections, and saves $10 billion in medical costs per year. Please refer to the links below for more information regarding vaccines and certainly do not hesitate to ask your pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns.

Center for Disease Control- 10 Things You Need to Know About Immunizations
American Academy of Pediatrics- Why Immunize? 
Childhood Immunization Support Program -immunization information, check here for any recent recommended changes to the immunization schedule
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia frequently asked vaccine questions