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A Healthy Back-to-School Season Starts With Your Health on South Rx Pharmacy

As the weather changes and the new school year approaches, there's plenty to prepare for, including your family's health. We hope that while you buy school supplies and begin to change your everyday schedule, you'll consider investing in the health and wellness of your kids. Your Health on South Rx pharmacist is here to help parents and kids to stay healthy during the new school year and beyond.

Kids' Health & Wellness

To start the year healthy and happy, Health on South Rx pharmacy can help you find everything you need to avoid illness this year. For a healthy start to the school year, consider the following items:

  • Multivitamins – The foods we eat often contain inadequate vitamins and minerals to support healthy growth and development. Multivitamins 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 restocking with a trip to your Health on South Rx pharmacy.

  • Probiotics – help promote gut health and proper digestion to regulate your body.

Your Health on South Rx pharmacist has quality recommendations for more items to add to your back-to-school health shopping list. We help provide every resource necessary to keep you healthy and prepared for any time of sickness.

Continued COVID Awareness

With more knowledge about COVID, there have been several recent developments when it comes to vaccination. The FDA has now approved Novavax, which functions differently than prior doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. While there are still two doses of this vaccine, doctors recommend that patients 18 and older get their shots. Health on South Rx will keep you, and your family updated when appointments become available for the vaccine.

If you need more information about a vaccine or booster, a knowledgeable pharmacist from Health on South Rx will help you find an appointment that fits your busy schedule. 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 guidelines on masking, isolation, and when it's safe to resume public activities.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

The CDC has designated the month of August as National Immunization Awareness Month. This image depicts a cartoon bandage.

"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.

Because of the pandemic, your children will most likely need updated vaccinations. Your Health on South Rx pharmacists can review the CDC Child Vaccine Schedule with you to help you better understand what steps to take when vaccinating your children. Vaccine-preventable diseases include:

  • Meningitis

  • Diphtheria

  • Tetanus

  • Measles

  • Mumps

  • Rubella

While children need vaccines, so do the adults in their lives. As we head into another flu season, consult your Health on South Rx pharmacist regarding any questions you might have about the vaccine. We understand the difficulty of scheduling a doctor's appointment during the pandemic, and we hope to get you the medical attention you need. Don't wait for an immunization that your Health on South Rx pharmacist can administer. Come in today for a vaccine consultation!

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