Birth to 17 years

Preventive Care

Health Maintenance Guidelines

Birth to 17 Years

 

Wellness Check

1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months

Annually from ages 2 -17

Vision Screening and BMI: At or before age 5

Screening Tests

Chlamydia: Yearly for sexually active women starting at 15

Assessment of Risk for TB: To determine risk factors

HIV Screening: Between ages 15-65

Discussion Topics

Alcohol Use: Discuss with your provider starting at 14

Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use: Routine discussion starting at 12

Immunizations

Two-month series of vaccines can be given as early as six weeks.

Hepatitis B: Birth, 2 & 6 months

Haemophilus Influenza Type B: 2, 4, 6 & 15 months old

Polio: 2, 4, 6, 15 months & 4-6 years old

Diphtheria, tetanus & acelluliar pertussis: 2, 4, 6 & 15 months and 4-6 years old

Rotovirus: 2, 4, 6 months old

Pneumococcal: 2, 4, 6, 12 months old

Tdap/Td: 11 years old

Measles, mumps & rubella: 12 months & 4-6 years old

Varicella (chicken pox): 12 months & 4-6years old

Hepatitis A: 12 & 18 months

Influenza: Annually starting at 6 months (2 doses in first year)

Conjugated meningococcal: 11 & 16 years old

Human Papillomavirus: Males and females ages 9-26 should receive the HPV series 0, 2 and 6 month intervals.

Folic Acid: All girls planning or capable of pregnancy take daily supplement containing 0.4-0.8mg of folic acid

The recommendations above are intended to be guidelines only and may not pertain to individuals with certain risk factors. In addition to these guidelines, the following screening can also be valuable to your haelth:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing
  • Dietary Concerns/Habits
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