Back to school health tips from SwedishAmerican

ROCKFORD Ill. (WIFR) -- School is back in session and it's important that kids are staying healthy and in the classroom.

Doctors at SwedishAmerican say no time is a bad time to see a physician for a checkup. When school starts up kids sit in classrooms and have a higher chance to get sick. Doctor Christopher Rhyne recommends keeping desks, computers, and anything in the classroom clean as a way of preventing it. He also recommends everyone getting a flu shot along with keeping up on other vaccinations.

"In this modern social media world that we live in, the biggest thing we can do to protect these kids is to educate ourselves about these vaccines. I think we see a lot of anti-vaccine being promoted because people just don’t understand the medicine,” said Rhyne.

Doctor Rhyne also says to watch out for measles, two cases have spread through the Chicago area this year and getting the vaccination could prevent it from happening again.