This is disclosure letting you know that Minute Clinic hired me to work with them on a few things, one of which is informing you about their services. I’m allowed to say whatever I want, but I’m also not a medical professional, nor do I play one on television, though I think I would rock a set of scrubs.
I feel sorry for you suckers parents with kids back in school already. In Virginia, it’s state law that public school not start until after Labor Day (though some counties get an exemption and do start before then.)
My kids and I are still enjoying day camp, late bedtimes, and spending the day at the pool. We don’t have to think about pencil sharpeners or schedules until September. We are doing some prep, because all the good back to school sales have been running since the Forth of July.
Earlier this summer, I went to the Minute Clinic my neighborhood CVS to get my daughter’s camp physical. The nurse practitioner we saw also told us Minute Clinic does sports physicals and the immunizations required by some states for public schools and universities,
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is making a comeback about as welcome as acid-washed jeans. My state, Virginia, requires a current pertussis vaccination for all elementary and secondary students. Nearby Washington, D.C. requires it for all elementary, secondary, and college students.
If you are unsure of your state’s requirements for pertussis and meningitis vaccines, check out this helpful graphic from Minute Clinic. Other vaccines are available, and your health care provider can help you with what you need.
Did you know Minute Clinic is the official sports physical provider for the Pop Warner football league? Not only can you get ten dollars off the cost of your child’s sports physical, you can pop in any time with no appointment. Just sign up at the kiosk inside your CVS near the clinic entrance and you’ll see the nurse practitioner on a first come, first served basis.
I like it that a last-minute mom like me can clear this off my to-do list even on weekends and during the evening. Go to the Minute Clinic website for a coupon worth ten dollars off your little Manning’s sports physical.
Here’s a video from the television show, The Doctors, talking about the importance of sports physicals, how to prepare, and what the results can be.
Minute Clinics are expanding across the country at CVS locations. If there’s not one near you yet, keep your eyes out. I think drop-in care at neighborhood locations with convenient hours for working parents is the best thing since cat pictures on the Internet.
This is the time of year when you have a million things to do. Let a Minute Clinic at your local CVS be your partner in getting your kids ready to go be healthy and safe at school. Don’t wait until the last minute, but if you do I totally get it.