Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Children's Health Guideline Infants

Recommended Evaluations for Healthy Infants
There are a number of evaluations and preventive treatments that should be performed for young infants to assure optimal health.

Tests to be performed within 3-6 days of birth:


Tests to be performed at birth, 2, 4, 6, 12, 15, & 18 months of age:
  • History and physical exam
    • Useful to detect various disorders
  • Height and weight
    • Useful in detecting general development
  • Head circumference
    • Useful in detecting general development

Tests to be performed once at age 9-12 months:

Tests to be performed once at age 12 months:

Vaccines to be given at birth, 1-2 months and 4-6 months:

Vaccines to be given at 2, 4, 6, and 12-15 months:
  • HIB
    • Given for the protection against haemophilus influenza b
  • Prevnar 13
    • Given for the protection against pneumococcus

Vaccines to be given at 2, 4, and 15 months:

Vaccines to be given at 6-23 months:
  • Influenza
    • Given in a single dose for the protection against the flu

Vaccines to be given at 12-15 months:

This information is provided as a general guide only. We urge you to discuss these tests with your pediatrician.

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