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A Healthy Back-to-School Season Starts With Your Jeffreys Drugstore Pharmacy

Updated: Oct 5

This time of year signifies the end of summer and the beginning of another school year. Soon, you and your kids will be off to the store to buy all the necessary school supplies for their studies. One item you won't see on the list is the health and wellness of returning students. Your Jeffreys Drugstore pharmacy is here to help parents and kids to stay healthy during the new school year and beyond.

Kids' Health & Wellness

For the most success this school year, turn to a Jeffreys Drugstore pharmacy for all your over-the-counter medical needs. 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 threaten your kids' health; help protect their immune system.

  • Elderberry – Available in syrup and kid-friendly gummy form, elderberry helps minimize the length of illnesses.

  • 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 Jeffreys Drugstore.

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

Visit our pharmacy counter for a recommendation from your Jeffreys Drugstore pharmacist for more items to add to your back-to-school health and wellness shopping list.

Continued COVID Awareness

As the pandemic continues, there have been many updates regarding preventing the spread of COVID-19. Recently, the FDA approved Novavax, which uses a different technology than previously available COVID vaccinations. This two-dose vaccine is only recommended for people 18 and older. Jeffreys Drugstore will send you a notification when you're eligible for one of our updated vaccines.

For those still in need of vaccination or boosters, our Jeffreys Drugstore pharmacists still administer vaccines by appointment. If you've been experiencing any common COVID symptoms, we have at-home tests to help you check your status. In case of a positive test result, the CDC has provided a Quarantine and Isolation Interactive Tool with the most up-to-date guidelines for keeping yourself and your loved ones safe from exposure.

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.

Since the pandemic, your children may have missed essential vaccinations. Your Jeffreys Drugstore pharmacist can discuss the CDC Child Vaccine Schedule with you to help bridge the health gap with missing immunizations. Vaccines help prevent:

  • Meningitis

  • Diphtheria

  • Tetanus

  • Measles

  • Mumps

  • Rubella

Adults should be aware of their vaccination status, too. As we head into another flu season, consult your Jeffreys Drugstore pharmacist about any vaccine-related questions you might have. 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. With long wait times and limited appointment availability, scheduling a time to meet with a trained medical professional can be challenging. Don't wait for an immunization that your Jeffreys Drugstore pharmacist can administer. Come in today for an adult vaccine consultation!

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