As we move into August, signs of the approaching school year are all around us. Parents are already planning for the back-to-school season, from buying school supplies to getting new clothes. Among these preparations, it’s an important time for parents to make sure that their children are up-to-date on their vaccines and have their required physical forms for school.
The pandemic may have disrupted our regular healthcare routines, but it’s never too late to catch up on preventive care. So, if you’re a parent, before your kids head back to school, we want to emphasize the importance of prioritizing not only your children’s health, but also the well-being of the adults in your household.
Yearly check-ups, screenings, and vaccinations are crucial for both children and adults to stay healthy, reduce the risk of serious illnesses, and manage any existing health conditions effectively.
Regular well-child and dental visits are essential for children to monitor their development and detect health issues early on. Equally important are the vaccinations that children should receive in early childhood to prevent serious illnesses.
However, as an adult, you need to take charge of your own health as well. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen a doctor, schedule an appointment to discuss your healthcare needs and ensure you are up-to-date on important vaccinations. Annual exams will help monitor your health, address any concerns, and screen for diseases.
We also wanted to share this great infographic from Alliant Health Solutions (below) which highlights some of the vaccines that may be important for adults. By staying up-to-date on vaccinations, you not only protect yourself but also contribute to a healthier environment for your family and community.
As we gear up for the back-to-school rush, remember to also prioritize your health and make time for essential check-ups and vaccinations. While we care for our children, let’s not forget about ourselves. By doing so, you’ll set a positive example for your kids and create a healthier home!
For more information about important vaccines for children and adults visit:
Vaccines for Your Children | CDC