Pediatric Wellness Care & Immunizations in Frisco, TX
At Healing Care Pediatrics, we provide preventative healthcare services like wellness checkups and immunizations for children of all ages. In the thorough check-up, our professionals record height and weight of the child, measure vital signs, and look for symptoms of common childhood illnesses. Contact us for more information or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Frisco, TX and surrounding areas.
Table of Contents:
What happens during a well-child visit?
Why Childhood Immunizations Are Important?
What ages are kids due for immunizations?
What to expect at Pediatric Wellness Care & Immunizations visit at Healing Care Pediatrics in Frisco TX?
One of the most important roles of every parent is to make sure their children are healthy. There are many things’ parents can do to help their children live the healthiest lives possible, including cooking nutritious food, making sure they get enough rest every night, and ensuring that they practice good personal hygiene. In addition to this, preventative healthcare services like wellness checkups and immunizations can help children avoid getting sick and maintain a better overall wellness.
Many aspects of health and wellness are covered during a well-child visit, including:
– Reviewing weight and height and calculating body mass index (BMI)
– Checking blood pressure, heart rate and breathing
– Performing a comprehensive physical exam
– Updating necessary immunizations or vaccinations
– Discussion with parents about any concerns they may have and also to offer advice about how their child is growing and developing
In addition to these procedures, pediatricians will assess children differently based on their age.
Childhood vaccinations are important because they protect children from contracting deadly diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and polio. They also keep other children safe by decreasing or even eliminating the spread of dangerous diseases from child to child. A vaccine is a dead or attenuated (weakened) version of a virus. When children are exposed to a disease in vaccine form, their immune system detects the foreign particles as pathogenic and then produces antibodies to protect them from contracting the disease.
The recommended time schedule for children’s vaccinations varies from one vaccine to the next, although many are given out at regular intervals, such as 2, 4 and 6 months, as well as 12, 15 and 18 months. These times, per vaccine, include:
– Hep B — Three doses are needed in total: the first is given right away (in case the mother is affected by the virus); the second dose is recommended between 1 and 2 months of age; and the third dose is recommended between 6 and 18 months.
– Rotavirus — These vaccines come in either two or three doses, depending on the vaccine manufacturer: the first dose is given at 2 months old; the second is given at 4 months old; and, if needed, the third dose is given at 6 months old.
– DTaP — The diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine requires five doses: the first four are recommended at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and between 15 and 18 months old; the last dose is recommended between the ages of 4 and 6.
– Hib — Doses range from three to four, depending on the manufacturer of the vaccine: the shots are given at 2 months, 4 months, and between 12 and 15 months old; if a fourth dose is needed, it is provided at 6 months.
– PCV — The pneumococcal vaccine is a series of four doses: the first is given at 2 months; the second at 4 months; the third at 6 months; and fourth between 12 and 15 months.
– IPV — The poliovirus vaccine is another four-dose series: the first three are recommended at 2 months, 4 months, and between 6 and 18 months old; the fourth is given between the ages of 4 to 6.
– MMR — The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is given in two doses: the first dose is given between 12 and 15 months old; the second is given between ages 4 to 6.
– Varicella — The chickenpox vaccine is also given in two doses: the first is given between 12 and 15 months old; the second is between 4 to 6 years old.
– Hep A — Requires two doses: the first dose is recommended at 12 months old; the second is given at least six months apart.
During a pediatric wellness care and immunization visit at Healing Care Pediatrics, our providers will review your child’s health history, then we will go over their immunization records and make sure all of their vaccines are up to date. We also record their height and weight, measure their vital signs, and look for symptoms of common childhood illnesses. For more information, please contact our office and one of our healthcare professionals will be happy to assist you.
Healing Care Pediatrics provides pediatric wellness care visits and immunizations, so your little ones can live a healthy life. Call us today to book an appointment, or visit our clinic conveniently. We serve patients from Frisco TX, Prosper TX, The Colony TX, Allen TX, Fairview TX, and surrounding areas.