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Immunizations and Check-ups

We follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice regarding the immunization schedule for children and teens and advocate that all children receive the recommended vaccines to protect them from many preventable serious illnesses and diseases. 

Even for healthy children, check-ups are very important!  This allows us to assure that growth and development are appropriate for young children; to screen for diseases that may not be apparent in all children; and to screen for social, emotional, behavioral, and school problems in older children.  A normal schedule of check-ups for children includes visits at 1-2 weeks of age, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, and 5 years

After age 5, children should have physical exams every 1-2 years depending on their general health status and whether they require sports exams. 

2006 Childhood & Adolescent Immunization Schedule (Information from the CDC)

Sports Exams

The Indiana High School Athletic Association requires that all children who participate in school sports have a yearly physical exam.