Well Baby Clinic
After birth a nurse makes homevisits. Parents need to call after the birth and we will then arrange for an appointment to your home.
This service is limited to our service area.
After six weeks of age we follow general recommendations concerning childrens health and vaccinations.
link to vaccinations: http://www.landlaeknir.is/english/childhood-vaccination-programme/
Summary of examinations and vaccinations
|6 weeks||Visit to Health Care Center, |
general examination nurse and doctor.
|9 weeks||Visit HCC or home visit, nurse.|
|3 months||Nurse and doctor, usually a pediatrician|
(specialist in childrens diseases).
|1. vaccination *|
|5 months||Nurse examines and gives 2nd vaccination.||The same as 3 months.|
|6 months||Nurse and doctor.||1st vaccination against meningococci (meningitis).|
|8 months||Nurse.||2nd vaccination against Meningococci.|
|10 months||General examination with nurse and doctor.|
|12 months||Nurse.||3rd vaccination, same as 3 and 5 months.*|
|18 months||Nurse and doctor.||Vaccination against Measles, |
Mumps and Rubella MMR.
|2,9 years||Nurse and doctor.||Mainly to assess maturity. |
Question list for parents,
PEDS and nurse tests with
|3 years||Dentist examination.||This is free with a dentist |
whish has a contract with
National Insurance (Sjúkratryggingar).
This is meant to be done before
the child is 4 years old.
|4 years||Nurse.||Examines sight, PEDS and |
Vaccination DTP **
After this examination the school takes over general follow up.
According to the national vaccination program children are given MMR at 12 years and girls HPV (Cervarix) and at 14 a booster of Dtap Polio.
* Vaccination given at 3,5,12 months is for Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Hemofilus Influenzae in one injection and for pneumonia bacteria in another injection.
** Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough).