Summer’s almost over and before you know it, the kids will be getting ready to go back to school. While you are in the midst of shopping for school clothes and supplies, do not overlook back to school vaccinations. There are many different viruses and diseases going around. The last thing you want to do is leave your children at risk for infection because you forgot to get them vaccinated.
Reasons to Stay up to Date on Vaccinations
While much the United States is caught up in the vaccination debate, many of today’s youth are being exposed to previously eradicated childhood diseases, such as measles, whooping cough and tuberculosis at an alarming rate. Even though the majority of these children have received some of their vaccinations and will not get sick, infection and mortality rates are rising at an alarming rate. Rather than take chances with your child’s health and life, err on the side of caution and check to see if they are up to date on all of their vaccinations.
Urgent Care Is More Convenient
Understandably, many parents do not have a great deal of time to wait for a doctor’s appointment that may not be available for several weeks. Many parents also do not enjoy having to sit in a doctor’s office for hours waiting for their child to receive their shots. An easy, economical and more convenient solution to prevent these situations is to find an urgent center instead.
With all of the recent changes in healthcare, some parents may experience some difficulty in getting their children’s vaccinations due to health insurance copays and deductibles, being restricted to certain doctors and a lack of evening or weekend hours. Fortunately, healthcare services at urgent care centers are much more affordable and accessible. Many centers are open every single day of the year, around the clock. This makes it easier and more affordable for parents to schedule their children’s back to school vaccinations conveniently around their schedule.