During the month of August, as we observe "National Immunization Awareness Month," it is crucial to prioritize the health of our children. This is the perfect time to renew immunizations and schedule annual check-ups, ensuring that our elementary and college students are well-prepared for potential health risks in the upcoming school year. Given that our kids will be exposed to various germs, it becomes essential to prevent the spread of these germs, especially to immunocompromised family members.
Whether your child is heading off to college or joining a sports team, a back to school physical is a necessary step to ensure they are ready to participate and maintain optimal health throughout the year. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is here to assist our friends and families in navigating the process of back to school physicals and vaccinations for both elementary and college students.
Vaccinations: Essential during the “back to school” season
During the physical examination, it is important to note that your child may require vaccinations based on the recommended vaccine schedule. Specifically, children in elementary and teens in middle school and highschool should follow their recommended immunization schedule.
The CDC lists the most common vaccinations a child has to get from ages 0-18. Here are the most frequently required immunizations from schools around the country:
***NEW "Free Back to School Vaccinations" for Eligible Children
It's important to note that eligible children, including those under the age of 19 with Husky or no insurance, those who are underinsured, or Native Alaskan, have the opportunity to receive free "back to school vaccinations." This initiative ensures that all children have access to vital immunizations, regardless of their insurance coverage.
College Students And Specific Immunization Requirements
Each college or university may have its own set of immunization requirements, so it's important to check with your child's specific school's Health Services department. Typically, these requirements are listed on the school's website.
However, the following are among the most commonly required vaccinations by many colleges and universities:
Don't forget that your child or college student may also need to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters. Make sure to check with your child's school to ensure you have fulfilled all the necessary "COVID" vaccine requirements on your back to school checklist.
Walk-ins and Appointments available at AFC Urgent Care Norwalk For Immunizations And Back To School Physicals
At AFC Urgent Care Norwalk, we welcome both walk-ins and appointments for back to school physicals and immunizations. You can simply walk right into our clinic without an appointment, ensuring convenient access to healthcare.
Our clinic is open seven days a week, ensuring we are available when you need us. We accept most insurances, ensuring accessible healthcare for all. Let's prioritize our children's health during National Immunization Awareness Month and ensure they have a healthy and successful school year. Take advantage of our user-friendly online payment system, which allows you to pay your bill with the same simplicity as walking in or scheduling an appointment. With just a few clicks, you can easily and swiftly settle your payment.