What To Expect During A School Physcal

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What To Expect During A School Physcal

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.

What You Need To Know About School Physicals

So, what can you expect during a school physical? During a yearly school physical, your pediatrician will:

  • Record your child’s height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, and temperature
  • Perform a comprehensive physical examination
  • Check your child’s respiration, eyes, nose, throat, and ears
  • Perform a vision and hearing screening

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:

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Learning disabilities
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

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:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Meningococcal conjugate
  • Flu

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.

Want To Know More?

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) 742-7720, so call today.