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CVS MinuteClinic Back-To-School Health & Safety #GoBackHealthy
I’m not sure who dreads going to the doctor to receive vaccinations more, me or my daughter. It seems like every time we enter the building we leave sicker than what we went in – even in offices with separate waiting rooms for sick and well patients. I’m almost certain our annual summer cold is a result of our back-to-school health visit.
After taking note of the source of our illness battles, I stopped taking my daughter to the doctor when she is receiving a vaccination only. This practice has reduced our family’s cold and illnesses by more than fifty percent! Where do I go now? CVS MinuteClinic.
MinuteClinic makes it easy for families to avoid being exposed to unnecessary illnesses when children are only need of a vaccination. All you need to do is make a quick trip to your nearby CVS. MinuteClinic is open seven days a week, no appointment is required, and most insurance is accepted.
Am I Required to Vaccinate My Child?
According to the CDC “Depending on the state, children must be vaccinated against some or all of the following diseases: mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio.”
Before your child enters preschool, elementary, middle school, and college, they need to receive the vaccinations required by your state. (Some medical or religious exceptions may be permitted.) MinuteClinic can help you determine what your state requires. You can inquire online or with a quick telephone call to your local MinuteClinic.
Please know, public schools will NOT permit your child to attend school until vaccinations are complete (unless you can provide proof of exception).
Did you know your insurance may not cover pre-participation physicals? Your pediatrician may charge a significant fee to complete sports physicals that are not covered under your insurance plan. MinuteClinic offers pre-participation sports physicals for $39 (a $20 savings! Pocket your savings or put it towards new equipment instead.)
Special Offer from MinuteClinic
MinuteClinic is offering a FREE $22 Johnson & Johnson coupon book when you visit. (No purchase necessary. Available while supplies last through December 1, 2014.)
Where does your child receive their vaccinations?