Are Your Children Ready for School?

July 16, 2018

For children heading back to school, a proper checkup is important to evaluate any issues your growing child may have. Regular physicals are a chance for healthcare providers to discuss important health issues with children and their parents or guardians. These exams can make sure your child is healthy and physically prepared to participate in school activities or sports.

Back to school physical exams vary based on age, but typically include:

Vaccines for Children

Vaccines are not only beneficial to your child’s health… they must have them before they go off to school. Babies, kids and adolescents will gain protection against 16 diseases, including:

 

Kids generally receive these vaccines during their well-baby, well-child, yearly or physical exams but school physicals are a good time to keep your child’s records current and up-to-date.