Send Your Kids Back To School Healthy! #GoBackHealthy @MinuteClinic #Ad

    Back to school is right around the corner here in New York City.  It's about a little over a week away, to be exact.  This year, my sons are entering fifth and eighth grade so we are fully committed to having both our kids in middle school.  It's so important that they start the school year off on the right foot so we are making sure that they have all of the vaccines that are required for their age.  Some of the back to school vaccines that schools require for kids their age are the Meningitis, Pertussis and HPV vaccines.     The meningitis vaccine protects against meningococcal disease, which is a serious bacterial illness. Many colleges and boarding schools require it to protect students living in dorms. It is recommended that 11–12 year olds be vaccinated with meningococcal conjugate vaccine with a booster dose given at age 16.  Since my older son just turned thirteen in June, he received this vaccine for school before his … [Read more...]

Send Healthy Kids Back To School! #HealthyStart @MinuteClinic @CVS_Extra #Partner

    The next couple of weeks are going to be a whirlwind of activity with back to school looming in the horizon.  Aside from getting both of my boys ready for school, I will also be returning to the classroom and have to set everything up for my new students.  Another very important activity that we take part in every year at this time is getting physicals to make sure vaccines are up to date and that everyone is healthy.  MinuteClinic has all the services you need, from vaccinations and immunizations to sports physicals.     My older son plays on his school's basketball team every year so it is important to get him cleared by the doctor to go on the court.  His school doesn't require it but my husband and I think that it is a great opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have heading into a new school year.  MinuteClinic practitioners can review your child's health history and immunizations for sports and back to school. … [Read more...]