When your child enters school, you want your child to enjoy good health. That’s why your child needs a school physical. School physicals are also required for your child to enter school. Drs. Eva and Jackyln Chan at Fairway Children’s Medical Group in West Covina, CA, provide comprehensive pediatric medical services, including school physicals to help your child stay healthy.
So, what can you expect during a school physical? During a yearly school physical, your pediatrician will:
Your pediatrician may also recommend lab testing and imaging studies to help identify any underlying illnesses, infections, or injuries. In some cases, your pediatrician may recommend additional developmental and behavioral testing to screen for:
Another important part of a school physical is ensuring your child is current on all vaccinations required for your child to attend school. According to the Centers for Disease Control or CDC, required immunizations from birth to age 18 are:
When your child is vaccinated, it protects your child from illnesses and diseases. Vaccines are 95% to 99% effective, according to Healthychildren.org. Vaccines also prevent the spread of disease. That means your family members and you are protected too.
Yearly school physicals can make a difference in the health of your child during the school year and beyond. School physicals are an easy and convenient way to help your child thrive.
To find out more about what to expect during a school physical and how a school physical can help your child stay healthy, call Drs. Eva and Jackyln Chan at Fairway Children’s Medical Group in West Covina, CA. You can reach them in the office by calling (909) 594-3382, so call today.