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my son goes for his 9month old check up on dec 18 what all do they do. Does he get shots?

 
hinson7169

Asked by hinson7169 at 7:29 PM on Dec. 12, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My daughter just went in for her 9 month check up today. The dr. checked her over (height, weight) and asked me a bunch of questions about her developement (if she was crawling/walking, if she was able to sit up by herself, ect.). Then the dr. gave me a perscription for the lab so my daughter could have some blood drawn. My dr. does a screening for anemia and lead at around 9-10 months. Some places just prick fingers or heels, but the lab I went to actually took it from her arm. It must've not hurt her that bad, though, because she didn't even flinch :P
    momma_gig

    Answer by momma_gig at 10:43 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • my dd got some blood drawn but no more shots till there 1
    butterscotch297

    Answer by butterscotch297 at 7:31 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • There's no shots on the 9 month check up, maybe a flue shot but none of the other vaccines..But anyway they just do the usual, check their weight, height all that good stuff just to see if they are growing the way they should.
    SummersMamma

    Answer by SummersMamma at 7:32 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • They may ask if you want to get a flu shot for him.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 7:32 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • It all depends on your pedi's vaccine schedule. He may get shots, maybe not. They usually do a heel/toe prick for blood to check iron levels around this time.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:02 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • It depends on if your little one has missed any shots, they can use this check up as sort of catch up for the shots that were missed.
    angieluv

    Answer by angieluv at 11:11 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

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