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What should I expect from my baby's 15-month checkup?

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Your baby has now entered the toddler years. They may be walking, throwing, and expressing feelings, including anger. This is a good time to ask your pediatrician about safety, behavior, and discipline. During the exam, you doctor will:

  • Weigh and measure your child
  • Do a physical exam
  • Give your child another dose of the diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine, Hib vaccine, or pneumococcal vaccine, and in the fall or winter, a flu shot
  • Give the measles and chicken pox vaccines, depending on the schedule
  • Catch up on any other missed vaccines

From: Baby's 15-Month Checkup: What to Expect WebMD Medical Reference

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Kidshealth.org: "Your Child's Checkup: 15 Months."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 05, 2019

SOURCE:

Kidshealth.org: "Your Child's Checkup: 15 Months."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 05, 2019

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