Keep Kids Safe and Healthy this 2022-23 School Year

September 15, 2022

As the new school year begins, it’s important to share some guidance around illness prevention with your family. In order to keep our schools and communities healthy and safe, the well-being of your kids should be a top priority.

AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock provides the most comfortable and high-quality urgent care for your child. Together, we can make sure the 2022-23 school year gets off to a healthy start. Walk-in to AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock today to get quality pediatric urgent care.

Preventing illness starts in the home

Good health is especially important throughout the fall and winter months. Making sure your child is aware of good hygiene practices is essential to preventing them from getting sick at school.

Some ways you can teach your child to stay healthy are:

  • Ensuring your child knows to wash their hands before and after eating.
  • Helping your kids make healthy food choices at school– lots of fruits and vegetables!
  • Establishing a good sleep routine and limited screen time.
  • Staying home when sick.
  • Notifying the school nurse with health concerns.
  • Scheduling flu shots and other recommended vaccines for the entire family.

What physicals does my child need for back-to-school?

While we recommend yearly physical exams for all children, many school systems require them. These physicals ensure your child is growing and developing properly, and reduce the risk for various illnesses. During this visit, you can expect your child to get their immunizations renewed. Your healthcare provider will also monitor their height and weight, check hearing, eyesight, respiration, and all systems of your child's body to make sure that everything is functioning correctly.

So, your child will need this annual back-to-school physical for purposes of overall health and wellness. Additionally, if your child is planning to play a sport this school year they will most likely need a sports physical. Sports physicals are a way to guarantee your kid is capable of participating in after-school sports without increased risk of illness or injury.

Should my child get a flu shot?

The CDC recommends that all people over the age of 6 months should receive an annual flu vaccination to best protect themselves from contracting influenza. The flu can affect everyone– even healthy children. As we continue on through the 2022 school year, cases of flu increasingly appear in our communities and schools. AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock provides quick and easy flu shots for your whole family, any day of the week, making the vaccine accessible during the busy school year.

In addition to flu shots, our medical professionals are equipped to deliver vaccines for common illnesses like hepatitis, measles, chickenpox, and more. If you're unsure of what vaccines your child needs, walk-in to the clinic today to get answers from our team of healthcare providers.

Pediatric Urgent Care at AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock

This school year, your child may require an annual physical or general healthcare to maintain health and wellness throughout the school year. Consider visiting AFC Urgent Care Castle Rock. Our clinic provides affordable and comprehensive pediatric urgent care. Your child will receive high-quality treatment from our team of licensed board-certified medical professionals, ready to provide physicals and other services for your child seven days a week. Visit us today or give us a call at (303) 660-9700 to learn more about keeping your child safe and healthy this year. 

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