Being prepared for the first day of school can help get you and your child off to the right start for the rest of the year! In addition to getting backpacks, lunchboxes and other school supplies ready, keep in mind your child’s health and safety—from getting to school each day by bus, car or foot to staying injury-free on the sports field. The back-to-school season is a convenient time to schedule a visit to your pediatrician to make sure your child is current on immunizations, medications and health forms that the school may need. Have a great school year!
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org