Physicals, Immunizations & COVID-19 Vaccine
June 16, 2021
What Your Kids May Need Before Heading to Camp
Summer is here and 2021 looks more like a traditional summer thanks, in large part, to the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Getting the COVID-19 vaccine and staying current on routine immunizations is extremely beneficial for adolescents age 12 and older and it makes a big impact on overall public health as well,” said Texas MedClinic Chief Operations Officer and practicing physician Dr. David Gude. “When communities are vaccinated, there is less disease, healthier families and schools. Vaccine development is one of the greatest achievements in modern medicine.”
While many parents don’t think about updating their child’s vaccinations until late summer when the return to school is near, children benefit from receiving any needed booster vaccinations in the spring/early summer—particularly if they are attending camps in the summer.
Texas MedClinic also performs school, sports or camp-required physicals; and parents can schedule it at the same time as immunizations and the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Kids can get a physical, updated boosters and the COVID vaccine all at the same time. We want to make it easy for parents and guardians to be able to care for their child’s health,” said Gude.
COVID-19 vaccine available for adolescents
Texas MedClinic offers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 and up without an appointment. Parents and/or their children may visit any of the 19 clinic locations in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Bulverde, Austin and Round Rock, seven days per week, 8 a.m. to
11 p.m. to receive the CV19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine is free and there is no charge for administration. To save time, click here to check-in online for your preferred time and location.
Routine, camp or sports-required physicals
Depending on the type of camp your child attends, he or she may be required to get a routine or sports physical. Physicals are important because they make sure children are healthy and free from any underlying issues that could impact the child’s health while at camp.
Texas MedClinic offers both routine and sports physicals and is an excellent option for children who feel they’ve outgrown the pediatrician’s office. Check-in online at your nearest Texas MedClinic location to see a provider today.
Texas school-required immunizations
According to Texas Health and Human Services, certain vaccinations are required by the state of Texas for students enrolled in grades K – 12. If your child is attending summer camp and is not current on the following immunizations, talk to your pediatrician or one of our Texas MedClinic providers about updating your child’s vaccinations. Texas MedClinic offers all the state-required immunizations.