Well visits are necessary to keep your child as healthy as possible. Furthermore, immunizations are also necessary for optimal health. If any vaccines are due, they will be provided during this appointment at Salinas Pediatric Medical Group. Our medical specialists will also check your child’s development and growth during the appointment, including hearing and vision as soon as the age of four. The timely administering of vaccines safeguards your little one through immunization against specific diseases.
Certain vaccines are provided as a single dose while others require two or more doses. If possible, the vaccines will be provided in a single combined shot. Full immunization is only possible if your child receives each of the recommended doses. Keep in mind, serious diseases have the potential to occur in kids who are not fully immunized.
If you are new to the Salinas, CA area and previously lived out of state, be sure to bring a record of your little one’s immunization from your prior doctor’s office. Furthermore, if your child is not due for immunization, a well-visit is still in his or her interest. Such a visit provides the doctor with an opportunity to pinpoint and treat medical concerns sooner rather than later.