Last Minute Camp Physicals and Vaccinations

Summer is a busy time of year, especially for parents that have multiple children and/or work outside the home. It can be easy to let the many tasks of the summer get away from you. Before you know it, the time to leave for summer camp is approaching, and your child is not ready. Here’s how you can prepare your child for camp faster and with less stress.

Most Summer Camps Require Physicals

Many summer camps, such as music camps, sports camps, and scout camps, require that your child have a physical before they attend. This protects both the camp organizers and your child by making sure that any health conditions or restrictions are known and observed. It can sometimes be a chore to get an appointment at the last minute with your child’s primary doctor, but our urgent care center can complete physicals for you the same day you remember that it is necessary.

Some Vaccinations May Be Required

Your child is required by law to have certain vaccinations, and camp organizers can require that you show proof of vaccination before your child is allowed to attend camp. Although most parents get vaccinations just before school starts, your child is actually supposed to receive the vaccinations on their birthday. If your child has had a birthday since they last had shots, they might be missing some important boosters that are required for camp. If you have last minute notice that something is missing, we can help make sure that your child receives it in time to leave.

Last minute preparations for summer camps and other summer activities can be stressful for both parent and child. Let us take some of that stress away by giving you another option for taking care of physicals and vaccinations. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.