National Immunization Awareness Month: A Guide to Promoting Health and Protection

August 14, 2023

Young boy at their back to school physical at AFC Urgent Care Malden getting his immunizations updated

AFC Urgent Care Malden understands the August “back to school” rush and is now accepting walk-ins and appointments for physicals, and immunizations. Here’s what you should know about what to expect at their physical and immunizations your child may need for the school year. After all, August is “National Immunizations Awareness Month” for a reason! So, bring your child’s health forms and we’ll do the rest.

The Importance Of Back To School Physicals And Immunizations

Now is the time for your little ones to build up a medical file so that in case they do need to be seen for a medical emergency in the future (we hope not),  a doctor will know what to do next in terms of treatment.

Additionally, it offers a holistic understanding of your child's overall health. If your child plans to participate in fall sports, their physical fitness can be assessed during the examination. Moreover, a complete physical includes a comprehensive review of vaccination status. Based on their medical record, they may require updated immunizations to ensure maximum protection throughout the school year.

Is Your Child Up To Date On Their Immunizations For The School Year?

Renewing vaccinations before your child returns to school is of paramount importance. It not only safeguards their personal well-being but also helps prevent the spread of diseases to others, including vulnerable individuals within your family and community. 

By adhering to their recommended immunization schedule, you significantly reduce the risk of your child falling ill and transmitting infections.

Common vaccinations required for elementary to high school students include:

Make Sure Your College Kid Is Immunized Before They Go

Colleges for the most part, follow similar requirements to the list above, but also may require:

Vaccination requirements might slightly differ from college to college for incoming college Freshman who will be living in the dorms. If you don’t know what’s required for your child’s particular school we suggest that you look on the college’s website for Health Services where the requirements will usually be listed. If not, contact them directly. 

AFC Urgent Care Malden Offers Back To School Physicals And Immunizations For All Ages

During "National Immunization Awareness Month," AFC Urgent Care Malden remains committed to providing exceptional care during back to school physicals and promoting immunization awareness. 

AFC Urgent Care warmly welcomes both walk-ins and appointments, providing easy access to comprehensive back to school physicals and immunizations for the school year. With just a few clicks, you can quickly and easily settle your payment online.


Just remember to bring your school forms and any sports forms and we'll take care of the rest!


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