Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Fri, Aug 8 at 11:00am EST
BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Check Medical Records
With a new school year under way, parents and caregivers are no doubt going through the preparations list: school supplies, car pools, bus schedules - check. Mayo Clinic Children's Center says now's also the time to touch base with the school office to make sure administrators are aware of any special medical conditions, needs or allergies your child may have. In addition, Mayo Clinic pediatrician Robert Jacobson, M.D., urges every parent to check on their child’s medical record to make sure it's up to date and that all necessary vaccinations have been given.
Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Jacobson are available in the downloads.