Why School Physicals Are Important
Did you know that a school physical is required before your child attends school? School physicals are an excellent way to help prevent illness and detect potential medical problems early when they are easily treatable. Dr. Eva Chan and Dr. Jackyln Chan at Fairway Children’s Medical Group in West Covina, CA, provide comprehensive medical services for children, including school physicals.
When your child visits the pediatrician for a school physical, there are some important steps involved. During a school physical, your pediatrician will:
In addition to a thorough physical examination, your pediatrician will also make sure your child is current on required immunizations. Immunizations are also a requirement for your child to attend school. According to the Centers for Disease Control or CDC, required immunizations from birth to age 18 are:
Immunizations protect your child and others your child comes into contact with, including other children, your child’s teachers, your family members, and you.
School physicals are an important part of what your pediatrician does. Yearly school physicals can help your child stay healthy during the school year and beyond.
To learn more about the importance of school physicals, call Dr. Eva Chan and Dr. 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.