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Well Child Exams & Immunizations

To ensure the best possible health for your child, it’s crucial to establish a strong and reliable relationship between you, your child, and their pediatrician. Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic, one of the best clinics in the Southeast, houses a team of trusted and experienced pediatricians who can help your child with all their healthcare needs, including preventive health services such as immunizations and well-child exams. Learn more about routine well-child exams and immunizations today by calling our office or booking your appointment online.

What is the Purpose of a Well-Child Exam?

Even if your child is seemingly in relatively good health, it’s always important to put them through a routine annual appointment with their pediatrician to have a clear picture on their development and health. With a well-child exam, or a well-child visit, your child will be given a routine general health exam every year by their pediatrician at Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic.

During the well-child exam, your child’s pediatrician will review your child’s general health and development, taking note of their blood pressure, weight, height, and the condition of their heart and lungs. A physical examination will also be undertaken to check for any abnormalities, as well as assess the child’s flexibility and strength.

For children with chronic medical conditions, the pediatrician will go over their existing treatment plan and suggest any changes to their lifestyle or medications to better improve their treatment and reduce symptoms.

The annual well-child exam is also the perfect time to make sure that your child has all their necessary immunizations.

What Immunizations Should My Child Have?

As young children still have vulnerable and developing immune systems, it’s important for them to have a host of immunizations to keep them safe from contagious diseases. These immunizations build their immunities to certain conditions. Schools and other organizations tend to require complete records of immunization to process your child’s acceptance or registration.

Our pediatricians at Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic follow the CDC’s immunizations guidelines, which are based on the current age of your child. We also recommend alternatives for children who can’t safely tolerate certain immunizations.

Some of the conditions that immunizations protect children from include:

  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Whooping cough
  • Chicken pox
  • Mumps
  • Rotavirus
  • Hepatitis A & B

Finally, our pediatricians always recommend that a child should receive an annual seasonal flu shot.

Is It Safe To Give My Child Immunizations?

Yes, immunizations are safe and are the best way to ensure that your child is protected from possible long-term health difficulties caused by contagious diseases. Immunizations give your child the disease resistance they need while their immune systems are still in their young, vulnerable, developing stages.

You and your child can expect mild side effects from immunizations, mainly swelling or bruising at the site of injection. These side effects should fade away and heal within a few days after the treatment.

For any other concerns or questions regarding immunizations for children, discuss with your pediatrician or call our office today, and book your child’s well-child appointment online.

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