Back to School: Staying Healthy In and Out of the Classroom

Kids spend more time at school during the year than anywhere else, and while every parent knows the back to school season is filled with shopping excursions, new school supplies and other preparations, there is one other important thing many people forget. It’s time to make your children’s health part of your back to school to-do list. You know, something you can actually feel good about spending your money on!

Whether they’re in the classroom or on the athletic fields, children and teens are exposed to situations where their health can be compromised. With so many children in such close quarters, colds, flus and other infections are the norm. Athletes can suffer from heat-related illnesses, and something as common as your child’s backpack can be a factory for germs or even cause muscle strain.

To help you prepare and be fully back-to-school ready, watch this AFC Medical Minute on back to school basics and how to help your child avoid getting sick:

Are your children up to date on their immunizations? 

Ready to enter school with their back to school physicals?

Gotten their sports physicals? 

Get it all done here, no appointment necessary, at AFC Urgent Care Danbury, at either 2 Main Street or 100 Mill Plain Road in Danbury.