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All is Well Wednesday Week 8: The 15 Month Visit

All is Well Wednesday

Each Wednesday we will be highlighting a well visit starting with the very first newborn visit all the way to adulthood. That’s over 30 routine visits alone! While every patient is unique and no two visits will be the same, the intent of this post is to give a general idea of what will happen at each visit. 

View blog posts to see weeks 1-7, the newborn through one year visits.

  • Labs: 

There are no routine labs on this visit. Occasionally, your child may need a recheck of labs from the 12 month visit, e.g. the child was found to be anemic at the 1 year visit and needs a repeat CBC.

  • Immunizations: 
    • DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) 

    • HIB (Haemophilus influenzae, type B)

    • PCV (Pneumococcal)

    • Seasonal influenza if appropriate

Click here to review our previous post 

 Why Do We Recommend Vaccines?

The Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is a developmental screening tool used to assess your child’s development periodically through 5 years old. The parent completes the age specific questionnaire before the visit to help the pediatrician gauge the child’s development in five domains: Communication, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Personal-Social and Problem-solving. Please, allow 15-20 minutes to complete the survey. It is helpful to have your child with you when completing to better answer some of the questions.

If your child has not mastered all the skills in the survey (and most have not), don’t worry. The survey is designed to check for a range of development. 

  • Next routine well visit: 18 months old. There will be vaccines on this visit. 


As always, take care and remember we are here if you need us!

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