Back-to-School Health and Wellness | AFC Urgent Care North Bergen

September 8, 2022

Back-to-School Health and Wellness 2022-2023

As summer break wraps up, it’s important to refocus on preparing for the school year. When the leaves fall and the air cools, cases of sickness– including cold and flu– increase in our communities. To keep your child healthy this school year, learn about some safe practices your child can implement in their daily routine to prevent them from getting sick and missing class.

It may be a busy time for our families, but it is important to remember scheduling your child’s annual and sports physicals. Scheduling your child’s physicals and flu shot before the school year begins is beneficial for preventing unexpected illnesses and injuries.

Whatever pediatric urgent care your child needs, it’s always a good idea to walk-in to AFC Urgent Care North Bergen to support their overall health and wellness. Here are just a few ways parents can prepare their children for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

How to prevent your child from getting sick at school:

It’s a good idea to make sure your child is aware of different measures they can take to prevent getting sick at school. Some ways you can teach your child to stay healthy are:

  • Practicing good hand hygiene and ensuring your child knows to wash their hands before and after eating.
  • Schedule flu shots for the entire family– good health starts in the home.
  • Help your kids make healthy food choices at school. Encourage them to eat a fair amount of fruits and vegetables
  • Establishing an adequate sleep routine helps keep kids focused and healthy.

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

An important way to support your child’s back-to-school health and wellness is to make sure they receive annual physicals. These physicals ensure your child is growing and developing properly, keeping the halls of their school safe, preventing any possible diseases that can spread to others. You can expect your child to get their immunizations renewed during their physical at an urgent care center. Additionally, if your child is planning to play a sport this school year, they may need a sports physical– a way to guarantee your kid is capable of participating in after-school sports without increased risk of illness or injury.

Can my child get a flu shot?

The flu is a contagious illness that infects the nose, throat, and lungs and can sometimes lead toward life-threatening complications, especially for children. Every child six months or older should get the flu shot once every year. As we begin to prepare for the fall season, cases of flu increasingly appear in our communities and schools. AFC Urgent Care North Bergen provides quick and easy flu shots for your child any day of the week, making the vaccine accessible during the busy school year.

Children’s Urgent Care at AFC Urgent Care North Bergen

This school year, your child may require a physical or general healthcare as we move into the colder months. Consider visiting AFC Urgent Care North Bergen. 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 (201) 588-1300 to learn more about back-to-school health and wellness!

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