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A Healthy Back-to-School Season Starts With Your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Pharmacy

With the summer ending and the upcoming school year approaching, you may need to make plenty of preparations. While buying backpacks, pencils, and notebooks, consider what you need to do to protect your children’s health and wellness. Your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety is here to help parents and kids stay healthy during the new school year and beyond.

Kids’ Health & Wellness

A healthy school year starts with a trip to your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety to purchase needed over-the-counter products for your child. 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 Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety pharmacy.

  • Probiotics – Promote gut health that will help keep the stomach bugs away.

Make sure to consult a Patton Pharmacy pharmacist for the essential products to get for your health this school year.

Continued COVID Awareness

As we learn more about COVID, we’ve developed various new tools to fight the spread. Recently, the FDA approved Novavax, which incorporates new technologies when vaccinating individuals for COVID. Still coming in two-dose, this vaccine is only recommended for patients 18 years and older. Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety will notify you as soon as this new vaccination is widely available.

If you need a COVID vaccine or a booster shot, a Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety pharmacist will administer vaccines by appointment. For those suffering from COVID symptoms, we can help you regain your health after exposure. 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 return to work and your everyday 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.

Due to the longevity of the current pandemic, many students are left unvaccinated for various illnesses and contagions. Your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety pharmacist will help you discuss the CDC Child Vaccine Schedule to help bridge the health gap with missing immunizations. Vaccine-preventable diseases include:

  • Meningitis

  • Diphtheria

  • Tetanus

  • Measles

  • Mumps

  • Rubella

Immunization awareness also applies to adults. As we head into another flu season, consult your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety pharmacist regarding 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 must schedule office visits for as far as two to four months out. Don’t wait for an immunization that can be administered by your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety pharmacist. We welcome patients of all ages to get a professional consultation today!

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