The CDC supports the continuation of well-child visits and vaccinations for all children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Well-child visits and vaccinations are essential services and help make sure children are protected. Children who are not protected by vaccines may be more likely to get diseases like measles and whooping cough.
The Benefits of Well-Child Visits:
- Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You also can ask your provider about nutrition and safety in the home and at school.
- Tracking growth and development.See how much your child has grown in the time since your last visit and talk with your doctor about your child’s development. You can discuss your child’s milestones, social behaviors and learning.
- Raising concerns. Make a list of topics you want to talk about with your child’s provider such as development, behavior, sleep, eating or getting along with other family members. Bring your top three to five questions or concerns with you to talk with your provider.
- Team approach. Regular visits create strong, trustworthy relationships among provider, parent and child. This team approach helps develop optimal physical, mental and social health.
A school physical is required for all incoming kindergartner and seventh grade students, and a Pre-Participation Examination (PPE) sports physical is required for incoming freshmen student-athletes. All other student-athletes will have a one-year exemption for a PPE due to COVID-19.
Platte Valley Medical Clinic currently has appointments available for well-child visits, and school/sports physicals. Measures are in place to ensure a safe environment for your child/student’s visit including screening all patients for COVID-19 upon arrival, use of masks by all patients and staff, a separate location for our Respiratory Clinic, and continued Infection Prevention best practices.
*An evening Sports Physical Clinic is planned for Wednesday, July 22nd from 5-7 p.m. at Platte Valley Medical Group. No appointment is needed. Please bring an ID card and all required school paperwork.