Well Visit and Immunization Schedule

  • As part of good preventative health care, your child should be seen for routine well-visits. Immunizations are an important part of these well visits._MG_7530
  • Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defense to help it safely develop immunity to disease. It is one of the best ways parents can protect their children from harmful diseases. Vaccination involves injecting a weakened form of the disease into the body. In response, the body makes soldiers (antibodies) to fight these invaders. If the natural disease ever attacks the body, these soldiers are present and ready to fight the disease. We encourage you to read Dr. Franklin-Banton’s published articles on immunizations at http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120404/health/health5.html and http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120502/health/health4.html
  • Our recommended well-visit and vaccination schedule is shown below:
    2 Days
    Weight Check
    Bilirubin/Jaundice check
    Hepatitis B #1
    1 Month
    Weight Check
    Exams
    2 Months
    Infanrix Hexa
       – DTaP #1
       – HIB #1
       – Polio #1
    Hepatitis B #2
    Rotarix #1 (optional)
    Pneumococal #1 (optional)
    Exams
    4 Months
    Infanrix IPV Hib
       – DTaP #2
       – DTaP #2
       – HIB #2
       – Polio #2
    Rotarix #2 (optional)
    Pneumococal #2 (optional)
    Exams
    6 Months
    Infanrix Hexa
       – DTaP #3
       – DTaP #3
       – HIB #3
       – Polio #3
    Pneumococal #3 (optional)
    Hepatitis B #3
    Exams
    9 months
    Catch–up on missed Vaccinations
    Exams
    1 year
    MMR #1
    Chickenpox #1
    Exams
    15 months
    HIB #4
    Pneumococal #4 (optional)
    Exams
    18 months
    DTaP #4
    Polio #4
    Exams
    2 years
    Exams
    Catch–up on missed Vaccinations
    3 years
    Catch–up on missed vaccinations
    Yearly exams
    4 – 6years
    MMR #2
    Chickenpox #2
    Yearly exams
    7-11 years
     Yearly exams
    12 years
    Tdap
    HPV (optional)
    Yearly exams
    12-18 years
    Yearly exams
    Catch up Tdap
    HPV (series of 3) (optional)