Well-child visits are a time when parents can check up on their child's health and make sure their child is growing and developing normally. Well-child visits usually start a few days after children are born and continue until your child turns 18.
During a well-child visit, your doctor will:
- perform a physical exam
- give the child any necessary shots (immunizations or vaccinations)
- track how your child is growing and developing (physically and behaviorally)
- talk about illness prevention, diet and physical fitness, and health and safety issues
The recommended immunization schedules, per the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics, for children through adolescents aged 18 years are available in the link below.