Taking Your Child to your PediatricianAt the five year checkup, you can expect:
- An examination of your preschooler's growth and development.
- A review of feeding and sleep schedules.
- Measurement of his height, weight and blood pressure.
- Counseling for injury prevention, dental health, and a proper diet.
- Immunizations: DTaP, IPV, Varivax booster (if your child hasn't had chickenpox) and MMR boosters (if not already given at the four year checkup).
- Screening test: vision test and hearing test.
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- Immunization Schedule
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