Back To School Health In Miami 

Is your child ready to go back to school?


This year in Miami, Florida almost 350,000 children go back to school. For some, their first time attending school can be a health rollercoaster. The state of Florida has established a guideline to make sure every child has had the proper health evaluations to get back to school safely. When we send off our kids to school each day their health is a priority, if we know they are protected, their education becomes that much easier to manage. It would be great if our children could avoid sickness altogether, but that is not the case. The first line of defense against common colds, viruses, and sickness for children getting ready to go back to school in Miami is vaccinations.

When You Feel Good You Are Ready To Learn


Getting your child’s vaccines, immunizations, and health evaluations up to date prior to beginning the school year can be frustrating, but you are not alone. 

Because of such busy work schedules, many if not most parents leave things like doctor’s appointments until the last minute. This creates excessive stress for both parent and child. 


A child with poorly maintained health will be distracted with concern and unable to focus during school instruction, and might even miss days if not months due to sickness. The result of these conditions is bad grades, absences,  and a child that falls behind. This can take a big toll on parents as well. Having to plan to miss work, doctor’s appointments, daily care, medications, etc. 


There is no doubt a healthy child makes life for the entire family much easier. Studies show when our children feel healthy and cared for, they are not compromising the components of their brain that affect their learning and capture of information, thus leading to a successful school year and a child who is ready to learn.



Sick At School

Anyone who has been to school sick knows of the horrid feeling. Sitting in class with a runny nose, or not being able to sit comfortably in your desk chair because of body aches and pains. Unfortunately, there are some things that are completely out of a parent’s control but your child’s health is not one of them. Your child experiencing school sickness is not something that they have to do. 


Getting your child’s immune system strong with help from vaccines is a sure way to protect them from several diseases while at school. Here is a list of a few of the most common diseases you can protect your child from with vaccination.


  • Chickenpox – An infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It causes an itchy rash with small, fluid-filled blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious to people who haven’t had the disease or been vaccinated against it.


  • Diphtheria –A bacterial infection that usually affects the mucous membranes of the nose and throat. In advanced stages, diphtheria can damage the heart, kidneys and nervous system. Even with treatment, diphtheria can be deadly, especially in children.


  • Influenza – Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza is commonly called the flu, but it’s not the same as stomach “flu” viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting. For most people, the flu resolves on its own. But sometimes, influenza and its complications can be deadly.


  • Measles – Measles is a childhood infection caused by a virus. Once quite common, measles can now almost always be prevented with a vaccine. Also called rubeola, measles spreads easily and can be serious and even fatal for small children.


  • Polio – Polio is a contagious viral illness that in its most severe form causes nerve injury leading to paralysis, difficulty breathing and sometimes death.


  • Hepatitis – An extremely serious liver infection. Hepatitis increases your risk of developing liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis — a condition that permanently scars the liver. 


Healthy Back To School

Recent medical discoveries have given people the opportunity to avoid certain health complications related to a childhood sickness. For some less fortunate, complications were never avoidable. Some conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD are unavoidable. ADHD is a condition that affects children that includes a combination of difficulty sustaining attention, impulsive behavior, and hyperactivity or restlessness.


This condition may make it difficult for a child to keep up with school work.

If you feel your child may be suffering from ADHD, Premium Healthcare may be able to provide your child treatment free of cost. 


Having a trusted caregiver for your child is important when the time comes each year to get your child back to school. Getting your child ready now will add some much needed relief and peace of mind on the first day of school. 


Dr. Keila Hoover and the professional team at Premium Healthcare is available to answer your questions and help you get your child’s health up-to-date. For more information please call us at 3052654441 or Book Your Appointment Online



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