School has been back in session for some time now, but it’s not too late for you to schedule your child’s back-to-school checkup with their pediatrician!

As we are still in the midst of a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on prioritizing your personal health and that of your children. It’s especially important now in the early phases of the school year—it’s critical to set your children up for a happy and healthy school year for the months that lie ahead of them.

Fall is a big time for allergies as the leaves start to drop and the winds blow around dust and pollens. Children who suffer from allergies or respiratory conditions benefit from having those symptoms examined by a doctor near the start of the school year.

We’re also just about to enter flu season, which means you can schedule your child’s flu shot to coincide with their checkup. The flu shot is one of the best tools available to prevent colds and flu throughout the fall and winter. As the weather gets colder, children will be spending more time inside, and schools can quickly become massive breeding grounds for germs and viruses. Stay proactive by getting the flu shot and by taking other preventative measures to keep your children healthy all year long.

In addition to scheduling an appointment and getting the flu shot, here are some other steps your kids can take to ensure their health all through the school year:

  • Get plenty of sleep!

  • Stay active with play and other activities.

  • Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and healthy carbohydrates.

  • Drink lots of water.

Pediatric services from Teche Action Clinic

Teche Action Clinic features a pediatric team that provides medical care for children from infancy through young adulthood. Doctors at our clinic are capable of diagnosing and treating conditions of a wide range of severity.

Our constant focus is on providing caring, compassionate care for all children, whether they’re in for a simple physical or shot or here for treatment for injuries or severe medical conditions. Our pediatric specialists also provide parents with education about their children’s health to promote better health, wellness, and nutrition for children.

We accept pediatric walk-ins and minor urgent care in addition to our regular scheduling for appointments for a wide range of medical needs.

Schedule your appointment

For more tips about keeping your kids healthy throughout this new school year or to schedule a pediatric appointment, contact us at Teche Action Clinic!