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Dr. Saul Greenberg MD FRCP(C)
2401 Yonge St. #206
Toronto, Ontario M4P 3H1
Tel: 416-485-4419  Fax: 416-485-2936

Well Child Visits & Immunization Schedule

Below is a summary of Well-Child visits and an immunization schedule as recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. Each well baby visit includes a complete physical exam, an assessment of weight, height and head circumference, a basic review of developmental milestones attained, and what to expect by the next visit. In addition, Dr. Greenberg will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Bring a list.

Age

Exams

Immunizations

Notes

3-5 days

X

   Newborn metabolic screening test, if not done in hospital
1 Month

X

     
2 Months

X

Pediacel, Prevnar Rotavirus MenB is not covered by OHIP. Parents must pay for this vaccine.
3 Months

X

Hep B, MenB MenB and Hep B are not covered by OHIP. Parents must pay for these vaccines.
4 Months

X

Pediacel, Prevnar Rotavirus   
5 Months

X

Hep B MenB   
6 Months

X

Pediacel If MenB is started after 6 months, only 3 doses are needed
7 Months

X

   If MenC is started after 1 yr., only 1 dose is needed and is covered by OHIP. A booster dose of Menactra at 2 yrs. is recommended
9-10 Months

X

Hep B   
12 Months

X

MenC, Prevnar, MenB If MenB is started after 1 yr., only 2 doses are needed and is not covered by OHIP.
15 Months

X

Varivax, MMR   
18 Months

X

Pediacel   
2 Years

X

Influenza Influenza vaccine is recommended yearly starting after 6 mos. of age
3 Years

X

     
4 Years

X

MMRV, DPTP   
5 Years

X

Blood Pressure, Vision Screen, Hearing Screen   
6-10 years

X

    Physical exam every year with Vision Screen
11-14 years

X

HPV, Menactra Physical exam every year. with Vision Screen. Menactra and HPV is given to all students in grade 7 or 8
15 years

X

dTP, MenB MenB is not covered by OHIP but is recommended for all adolescents.
16 years +

X

    Physical exam every year with Vision Screen


Immunization Information Resources

Printed Matter

  1. What Every Parent Should Know About Vaccines, by Paul Offit, MD and Louis Bell, MD - A wonderful short book that reviews specific vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
  2. Six Common Misconceptions and How to Respond to Them, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Targets the most common misconceptions in the antivaccine literature and offers sensible responses for both providers and families.

Websites

  1. National Network for Immunization Information: http://www.immunizationinfo.org
  2. National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/nip .  Provides vaccine information and a link the MMWR (Morbidity & Mortality World Report)
  3. National Immunization Coalition: http://www.immunize.org/stories .  Stories of families who have suffered from vaccine-preventable diseases.
 



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