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School Starts Soon: Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated?

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No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos like shopping for school supplies, filling out permission forms and, of course, scheduling your child’s pediatric visit at Care Resource. The back-to-school season is a convenient time for putting the appointment on your family’s schedule to make sure that your school-age children, from preschoolers to college students, receive their vaccines.

During the month of July, new clients without health insurance can receive a free comprehensive check-up and their required vaccinations for school including, but not limited to, vaccinations for polio; chickenpox; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTap and Tdap). New clients can also receive a NEW back-to-school backpack. To redeem this promotion, parents must make an appointment by calling 305-576-1234 ext. 470 (English) or 471 (Spanish).

According to Alicia Fernandez-Garcia, MD, pediatrician with Care Resource, parents should “make sure your children are up-to-date on vaccines before sending them back to school. School-age children, from preschoolers to middle schoolers to college students, need vaccines. Making sure that children of all ages receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to ensure your children’s long-term health—as well as the health of friends, classmates and others in your community. If children aren’t vaccinated, they can spread disease to other children who are too young to be vaccinated or to people with weakened immune systems. This could result in long-term complications and even death for these vulnerable people. We all have a public health commitment to our communities to protect each other and each other’s children by vaccinating our own family members.”

It is important that children be treated by pediatricians in an environment that is specially equipped to meet the needs of youngsters. Your family’s pediatrician is an important partner in keeping your child happy and healthy, from birth through adolescence. With offices conveniently located throughout South Florida, where your family lives, works and plays, Care Resource’s pediatric services are right for you.

There are important advantages to pediatric care at Care Resource: Our locations are staffed with board certified pediatric doctors and nurses. We strive to provide the highest possible standard of healthcare services for the children in our region. We are dedicated to developing advancements in pediatric and adolescent care, promoting the well-being of children and families, and serving as advocates for children’s health related issues. Services at Care Resources include well-child care; pediatric hearing, vision and dental care; immunizations; routine health screenings and adolescent care.

About Care Resource:

Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Care Resource provides comprehensive primary medical and preventive care, including dental care, in-house pharmacy services and behavioral health/substance abuse services to all individuals in South Florida’s diverse communities

 

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