It’s Time to Catch Up on Well-Visits and Immunizations!
As the 2021 school year approaches, scheduling a well-child visit with your child’s primary care provider gives you the best chance to ensure that they are both physically and mentally ready for the new year!
COVID-19 halted both in-person learning and routine well-child visits during the 2020-2021 school year. As schools and other after school activities begin to offer in-person classes, it’s important for parents and caregivers to make sure their children are all caught up with their well-child visits as well as their recommended vaccines!
Help Keep Your Child Healthy During These Challenging Times
Well-child check-ups or Back-to-School check-ups allow for your child’s pediatrician to track their progress and development throughout their formative years. These check-ups can also help detect any emerging health problems your child might have and to ensure that they are up-to-date with all of their immunizations.
During a well-child visit, the provider or nurse will:
Perform a physical exam
Give your child any necessary shots or immunizations
Track your child’s growth, development, and behavior
Talk about illness prevention, nutrition, physical fitness, etc.
Answer any questions you might have regarding your child’s health
According to the CDC, there have been multiple outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough in communities where vaccination rates are low. Immunizations are essential to help ensure that your children stay protected against these diseases which can be extremely contagious and serious for babies and young children.
With COVID-19 still being a concern, scheduling your child’s well-child visit should be just as important as buying new shoes and school supplies before their return to school! This way, your child has the best chance at taking on the new school year and focus on their learning without any health concerns or risks that could have been identified during a well-child exam.
Beat the Back-to-School rush and schedule your appointment with us today!