It’s the middle of the summer, the heat is on, you’ve spent the last 2 months applying sunscreen, museum trips, play dates and you’re ready to send the little darlings back to school.
Every parent’s back to-school to-do list: School supplies, clothes, car pool, after-school arrangements, sports, pediatric well check-ups. It’s a time to review your child’s medical history (like asthma and ADHD) and medications that they take. A thorough exam allows for monitoring their physical and emotional development.
Schools require an updated vaccination form at the start of Kindergarten and 6th grade. Not all of the following recommendations by the CDC/ACIP/AAP are required by the school so discuss the importance of these vaccinations with your pediatrician.