Now that school supplies have hit the racks and parents are receiving word of the upcoming school year, there’s plenty on the to-do list for the forthcoming year. As you plan, make sure to prioritize the health and wellness of your kids, too. One item you won’t see on the list is the health and wellness of returning students. Your Evolve Health Services pharmacy is here to help parents and kids to stay healthy during the new school year and beyond.
Kids’ Health & Wellness
Begin the academic year right by visiting your Evolve Health Services pharmacy to purchase every over-the-counter product you and your family might need this season. For a healthy start to the school year, consider the following items:
Multivitamins – The foods we eat do not give adequate vitamins and minerals to support growth and development. Multivitamins are a great way to supplement the body’s necessary nutrients.
Vitamin C – Germs abound at school; help protect your kids’ immune system.
Elderberry – Available in syrup and kid-friendly gummy form, elderberry helps reduce the duration of colds.
First aid kit– Be ready for any scrapes and cuts. Check your first aid kit to see what items need to be restocked with a trip to your Evolve Health Services.
Probiotics – promote gut health that will help keep the stomach bugs away.
An Evolve Health Services pharmacist can make knowledgeable recommendations for more items to add to your back-to-school health and wellness shopping list. We help provide the best resources to make informed decisions that best suit your individual needs.
Continued COVID Awareness
With plenty of research about COVID, many new resources are available to help fight the spread during the current pandemic. Recently, the FDA approved Novavax, which uses a different technology than previously available COVID-19 vaccines. While helpful for many, this two-dose vaccine is only to be used by patients over the age of eighteen. Evolve Health Services will notify you when you can make an appointment to update your COVID immunities.
For assistance with COVID vaccination or boosters, a pharmacist from Evolve Health Services will help you schedule an appointment. Have you been experiencing COVID symptoms? COVID test kits are available to purchase and test at home. If you test positive, the CDC has provided a Quarantine and Isolation Interactive Tool with the most up-to-date masking, isolation, and exposure guidelines.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
“This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life,” states Christina Howerton, Manager/Marketing and New Media at National Health Council.
Your Evolve Health Services pharmacist can discuss the CDC Child Vaccine Schedule with you to help bridge the health gap with missing immunizations. There are several vital vaccinations that your children might require before going back to school. Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Immunization awareness is essential for adults too. During flu season, a pharmacist from Evolve Health Services can assist with any adult vaccinations you need. Adults are still playing catch up with their health and wellness visits due to a significant drop in primary care provider appointments over the last two years. Meanwhile, doctor’s offices have to schedule office visits for as far as two to four months. Never hold off on getting vaccinated when a pharmacist from Evolve Health Services is readily available to help. Come in today for an adult vaccine consultation!