At every pediatric wellness exam, a child’s height, weight, vital signs, and other important information are recorded, and a complete physical is conducted. Additional specific screenings depend on the age of the child. For example, vision, cholesterol, and other screening tests may be part of some visits. An annual child wellness visit provides Emily with an awareness of each young patient’s growth and development over time. This helps her detect emerging problems. During a routine wellness exam, scheduled immunizations to prevent illness will be recommended. Please bring in a current vaccine record. In addition, Emily discusses age-appropriate milestones and answers questions from parents about the patient’s health.
Among the most frequent childhood illness and conditions Emily treats at One Stop Family Clinic are:
Though the influenza vaccine is not required to attend school as other vaccines are, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months gets an annual flu shot. It is the single most effective means of preventing the flu. Children under age 2 and those with chronic health conditions, such as asthma or diabetes, are at an especially high risk of developing complications as a result of the flu. In fact, every year, some 20,000 children under age five are hospitalized with complications of the flu. Children are uniquely vulnerable because their immune systems are not yet fully developed. The flu shot, along with frequent hand-washing, helps keep children healthy and illness-free during the school months. Adults can prevent transmission to their children by getting the flu shot themselves.
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