The following is our schedule of routine checkups and immunizations.  Please refer to this schedule when making your child’s routine checkup appointments.

AgeOffice VisitImmunizationsLaboratory
BirthHospital visitHep BHeatlh Dept. screening lab
3 to 5 daysCheck up
1 monthCheck up
2 monthsCheck upDTaP-IPV-Hep B, HIB, Prevnar, Rotateq
4 monthsCheck upDTaP-IPV-Hep B, HIB, Prevnar, Rotateq
6 monthsCheck upDTaP-IPV-Hep B, Prevnar, Rotateq
9 monthsCheck up
12 monthsCheck upVarivax, Prevnar, Hep A, MMRLead Test, Hemoglobin
15 monthsCheck upDTaP, HIB
18 monthsCheck upHep A
2 yearsCheck upLipid panel if needed
3 yearsCheck up
4 to 6 yearsCheck up yearlyDTaP-IPV, MMR, VarivaxVision, Hearing test
6 to 10 yearsCheck up yearly
11 yearsCheck upTdap, Menveo, HPV (two doses)Lipid panel
12 to 15 yearsCheck up yearly
16 yearsCheck up Menveo
17 to 21 yearsCheck up yearly
Yearly in the fallFlu Shot: This is first given at 6 months of age. Then yearly


  • DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, accellular Pertussis Vaccine
  • DTaP-IPV-Hep B (Pediarix) combination vaccine of DTaP, IPV, and Hep B combined into one injection
  • IPV – Inactivated Polio Vaccine
  • Prevnar – Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
  • HIB – Haemophilus Influenza type B Vaccine
  • Flu – Seasonal Flu Vaccine
  • Hep A – Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hep B – Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • HPV – Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine, given in three doses over 6 months
  • Lead test – Blood level of lead test if needed
  • Lipid profile – cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL if a family history of early heart disease is present
  • MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine
  • Menveo – Meningococcal congugate vaccine
  • TB skin test – Tuberculosis skin test only if risk factors are present
  • Tdap – Adult Tetanus, Diphtheria acellular Pertussis Booster Vaccine

Immunizations are a very important tool in preventing serious childhood diseases.  In Arkansas, immunizations are required prior to school admission. Our clinic follows the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Immunization Practices (Center for Disease Control committee) guidelines for administering childhood immunizations. These two important vaccine committees decide which vaccines our children should receive.  Recently, there have been extensive changes in our immunization practices.  We expect this to further change with time.  It is important to periodically check on new recommendations in regard to your child’s immunization status.

It is imperative that you keep an immunization record for each of your children.  This record should be completely up-to-date and always available. It is a good idea for parents to keep this information with them.  Of course we will record your child’s immunizations each time they are given, and this information is readily available to you during regular office hours.  However, it is your responsibility to always keep up with your child’s immunization records because this may be very important at the time of an accident or illness, especially if it occurs after office hours.  During your child’s health supervision visits, we will be happy to provide you with a copy of your child’s immunization record to keep up with the immunizations that your child has received.

Please see the section on immunizations on this website for further information on your child’s immunizations.  For the 6 month, 12 month and 4 year old immunizations, these must be given after the birthday to satisfy state law requirements.

Download the CDC immunization schedule for kids 0 – 6 years of age here: