6802 W Rio Grande Ave Ste 1
Kennewick, WA 99336-7684

Hours M to F 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Primary Care, Same Day Sick Urgent Care, Virtual Care, Autism Center of Excellence

Well Child Visits and Immunizations

MA 2

Well Child Visits and Immunizations in Kennewick, WA

We recommend regular well child visits for children of all ages, as recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics. You can review AAP recommended well child visit schedule here.

We follow American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures Guidelines for growth and development evaluation, age appropriate medical screenings and behavioral assessment and anticipatory guidance during well child visits.

We recommend all immunizations as per AAP recommendations but are open to discuss any concerns you may have regarding vaccinations. We recommend annual flu vaccinations starting at age 6 months. You can review immunization schedule here.

Immunizations: General Overview

The best way to care for your child is with preventative care. This way, you’re helping them avoid any diseases that may come their way and they’re protected while they’re on the playground. Immunizations are vital when it comes to protecting your child from germs that can be found while they’re playing with other kids or are just out in public. Because of these vaccines, you no longer have to worry about your child suffering from infections like smallpox or polio that can cause long-term damage and issues.

Why Immunizations Are So Important

As soon as your child is born, they’ll receive their first immunization. These shots will help keep your child safe and help their growing body fight off any illnesses that may come their way. It’s much easier to take this preventative step than it is to care for your child after they’ve contracted a disease. This helps you avoid any long-term effects that any of these diseases may have to your child’s health. We have noticed that TB, measles, and whooping cough are coming back because of resistance to getting children vaccinated. We will work with parents on the immunization schedule.  

Getting your child immunized also helps the community in the long run by protecting others who aren’t able to be vaccinated for various reasons. Immunizations also save you money by helping you avoid extra visits to the doctor.

From the time that they’re born to around 6 years old, you should expect to visit your child’s pediatrician more than once a year for checkups and to maintain their immunization schedule. Some of the common immunizations include:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Tetanus
  • Poliovirus
  • Influenza
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human papillomavirus

Once your child gets older, they’ll only need to maintain their flu shot once a year and their tetanus shot every 10 years.

When it comes to keeping your child safe, you want to make sure that you’re doing everything possible to protect your child, which is why it’s crucial to make sure that they are up to date on their immunizations. Call Pediatrics For You in our Kennewick, WA office today at (509) 572-2201 to schedule an appointment!

Primary Location


6802 W Rio Grande Ave Ste 1,
Kennewick, WA 99336-7684


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm





Contact Us Form

Submit a Message Here or Call Us at (509) 572-2201


Please do not submit any Protected Health Information (PHI).