Back To School Immunizations And Physicals: School Is Right Around The Corner!

August 14, 2023

Young kid getting an annual checkup and their immunizations updated at AFC Urgent Care Natick before going back to school

Can’t get an appointment with your child’s primary care for a physical? How about a quick vaccine update for your college kid? Time is ticking this month and before you know it, we’ll be in September. Let’s help you cross immunizations and back to school physicals off your checklist! 

Whether they decide to play a fall sport or need updated immunizations, a physical at AFC Urgent Care Natick will help cover all of this so that your little trooper is prepared for the 2023 school year. 

Building Your Child's Medical History with vaccines

Did you know that a back to school physical serves as the foundation for your child's medical history? Scheduling an annual physical, particularly before the start of the school year, actively contributes to establishing and maintaining their medical records. This thorough evaluation not only facilitates early detection of health issues but also ensures that you are well-informed about your child's past illnesses, injuries, and immunization records.

Getting your child a back to school physical will help build up a report on their overall health. If they plan on playing a fall sport, they can have their physical fitness tested during their physical. A full physical will help determine if they have any physical limitations like asthma or any weight issues. This is important because if they need medical attention or a prescription for an inhaler to keep with them while they participate in sports, they have everything on file. 

Immunizations Are Also A Part Of Back To School Physicals

You can expect your child to also renew their vaccinations during their back to school physical. If your child missed a vaccine or two, AFC Urgent Care in Natick will help get them back on track for their vaccine schedule.

Kids/teens ages 0-18 have a very specific vaccine schedule to follow so that they are protected from some of the most common diseases circulating in the U.S. It is also important that your child stays updated on their immunizations so that they can protect others who are at high risk of getting sick.

Each child follows a recommended vaccination schedule from infancy to adolescence. Common vaccinations required for elementary to high school students include:

  • Influenza
  • Meningitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis

**Most college students or incoming freshmen also need to update their vaccinations! This may include:

Always check with the institution or health services as they will usually have a list of required vaccines for incoming college students. This will vary by state.

AFC Urgent Care Natick: Your Trusted Partner for Comprehensive Back to School Physicals And Immunizations

AFC Urgent Care Natick remains committed to providing exceptional care during back to school physicals and promoting immunization awareness. We prioritize the health and protection of your child. Visit us today 

AFC Urgent Care Natick warmly welcomes both walk-ins and appointments, making it easier than ever to access comprehensive back to school physicals. 

We are open 7 days a week, with extended hours on weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm, and weekend hours from 8 am to 5 pm. Discover the ease and convenience of our online payment system, offering you a seamless experience similar to walking in or scheduling an appointment. With just a few clicks, you can promptly and effortlessly settle your payment.


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