Caring for Kids: 5 to 10 Years

 

Caring for Kids 5 to 10 years

Well-child visits – For parents, a well-child visit is time with your clinician to ask questions and bring up concerns about your child's growth and development, behavior and general well-being. At regularly scheduled well-child visits, our care teams get to better know both you and your child. If you have an urgent question or concern, visits can be scheduled at any time.

For kids age 5 to 10, schedule visits every other year. 

 Well-child visit by age  Middle childhood
 5 years 6 years 7 years  8 years  9 years 10 years
Physical examination        
Weight, height and blood pressure        
Body mass index (BMI)        
Vision        
Hearing    
   
 
Health questionnaire              
 Immunizations
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)            
Inactivated polio virus (IPV)            
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)            
Varicella (Chickenpox)      
   
 Influenza  Once a year during influenza season 
 Oral Health
 Oral health check            
 Fluoride varnish             

Boxes marked with a  show what will happen at each visit.

What to expect
Your child will need to undress (underwear can remain on) and put on a gown for getting weighed and having a physical exam. 
Health questionnaire: Complete any health questionnaire provided.
Forms: Bring any sports, camp, school and childcare forms that you need your clinician to complete. 

Vaccine information
Influenza:
Children 6 months through 8 years old who are receiving influenza vaccine for the 1st time should receive 2 doses – the 2nd dose should be given at least 4 weeks after the 1st dose. 

Visit healthychildren.org for more information.