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Capitol Pediatrics :: Our Love for kids keeps growing

Check Ups & Vaccines

The physicians and staff at Capitol Pediatrics are advocates for your child’s well-being and strive to remain up-to-date on current advancements in the management of Pediatric illness and preventative care. In order to maintain the health of your child as well as other members of the community, we require our patients to complete the vaccination schedule as approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Below is the schedule of check-ups and vaccinations as provided and recommended by our office. Please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding preventative care, vaccines, or other minor issues at the time of your well-child visit. If you have any additional concerns that may require a lengthier or more involved discussion, we request that you make a separate appointment so that we can provide you and your child with the additional time and undivided attention you deserve.

Age of Child

At time of check up

Vaccines Given at this Visit

(see below for an explanation)

1 week Hepatitis B #1 (if not given in hospital at birth)
1 month Well Check, no vaccines
2 months Vaxelis, Prevnar #1, Rotateq #1
4 months Vaxelis, Prevnar #2, Rotateq #2
6 months Vaxelis, Prevnar #3, Rotateq #3, Flu shot (Aug. through April)
9 months Well Check, no vaccines
12 months Hepatitis A #1, MMR #1, Varivax #1, CBC, Lead Test, TB assessment
15 months Prevnar, Pentacel
18 months Hepatitis A #2, Autism screen
2 years Well Check, Autism screen, catch-up vaccines (if needed), and Lead Test (VVFC only)
2 ½ years Well Check, catch-up vaccines (if needed)
3 years Well Check, catch-up vaccines (if needed)
4 years Quadracel (DTaP #5 and Polio #5), Varivax #2, MMR #2, Pre-school assessment, labs (if needed)
5 years Well Check, vision/hearing screens, Lead Test (VVFC only), TB assessment
6-10 years Annual Well Checks, vision screens
11 years TdaP, Menquadfi, Gardasil, vision screen
12-18 years Annual Well Checks, yearly vision screens, Menquadfi booster (16yrs), possible Men B (16-18yrs for college), PHQ depression screen (yearly 12 and up), urine STI screen (yearly 16 and up)

CBC complete blood count (primarily a check for anemia)
DTaP a vaccine against Diptheria, Tetanus, and acellular Pertussis (whooping cough)
Flu a vaccine against influenza
Gardasil a vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus, the leading cause of cervical cancer
Hepatitis A a vaccine against food/water-borne Hepatitis
Hepatitis B a vaccine against blood-borne Hepatitis
HIB a vaccine against Haemophilus influenza type B (a cause of meningitis)
Men B a vaccine against Meningococcal meningitis (serogroup B)
Menquadfi a vaccine against Meningococcal meningitis (serogroups A, C, W and Y)
MMR a vaccine against Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Pentacel a combination vaccine including DTaP, HIB, and Polio
Prevnar a vaccine against 13 strains of pneumococcal infection (pneumonia, ear/sinus infections)
Quadracel a combination vaccine including DTaP and Polio
Rotateq an oral vaccine against Rotavirus, a leading cause of vomiting/diarrhea/dehydration
STI sexually transmitted infection (in this case, gonorrhea and chlamydia)
TdaP a vaccine against Tetanus, Diptheria and acellular Pertussis (adolescent booster)
Varivax a vaccine against Varicella, the virus that causes Chicken Pox
Vaxelis a combination vaccine including DTaP, HIB, Polio, and Hepatitis B
VVFC Virginia Vaccines for Children program