Tenafly Pediatrics

Well Visit and Vaccination Schedules

Tenafly Pediatrics would like to ensure your child’s health and well being. In order to do so, it is important that we see our patients for regular health maintenance visits. You will notice that these visits are most frequent during the first year of life. This is because your child will change more in the first year than at any other time in his or her life. During these visits, we will also administer vaccines and perform blood work to further ensure your child’s well being as well as answer any questions you may have.

TIPS PRIOR TO SCHEDULING A CHECK-UP

  • Check with your insurance – For ages 3+, some insurances allow 1 check-up per calendar year, while others allow 1 check-up every 365 days.  Refer to your policy book or call to find out which protocol your insurance company uses.
  • For check-ups between ages 18 months and 3 years, many insurance companies require 6 full months between each visit.  Contact your insurance company to see if they have this time restriction.
  • We ask that you call the office between 9:30am and 4:30pm on weekdays to schedule check-ups.  On weekends and the earlier/later parts of the weekday, our staff is doing their best to schedule same-day sick appointments.

Well Visits
Schedule is as Follows:

  • For vaginal birth – 2 to 3 days after birth
  • For C-section – 3 to 5 days after birth
  • 2 week visit
  • 4 week visit
  • 2 month visit
  • 3 month visit
  • 4 month visit
  • 6 month visit
  • 9 month visit
  • 12 month visit
  • 15 month visit
  • 18 month visit
  • 2 year visit
  • 2.5 year visit
  • 3 year visit
  • Annual visits after age 3

Vaccination Schedule
for Tenafly Pediatrics’ Patients:

Age - Vaccines Administered
(can be different if a visit is missed or previously on a different schedule)

  • 1 month – Hepatitis B, if not given at hospital
  • 2 months – DTaP/Hib/Polio (1 shot), Pneumococcal, Rotavirus (oral)
  • 3 months – Hepatitis B
  • 4 months – DTaP/Hib/Polio, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus
  • 6 months – DTaP/Hib/Polio, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus
  • 9 months – Hepatitis B
  • 12 months – MMR, Hepatitis A
  • 15 months – Varicella, Pneumococcal
  • 18 months – DTaP/Hib/Polio, Hepatitis A
  • 4 years – MMR, Varicella
  • 5 years – DTaP, Polio
  • 11 years – Tdap, Meningococcal
  • 12 years – HPV  (series of 2, 6-12 months apart)

To see a chart listing the diseases these immunizations protect against, click Vaccine Schedule for ages 0 – 6

Vaccine Information Resources
Click Links Below