MIAMI — Parents can get a jump on the busy back-to-school rush by bringing their children to the Back-to-School Health Fair, Saturday, July 13, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Jackson South Community Hospital, 9333 S.W. 152nd St., Miami. All events at the fair are free and open to the public.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County will be at the fair, offering free immunizations for children 18 years of age and under, accompanied by parents or guardians. Arrive early, officials urge, saying there are a limited number of vaccines and physicals available.
For immunizations, paperwork is required. Parents should bring their child’s immunization records for new vaccinations; also bring proof of PPD status if the child entered the U.S. less than five years ago.
For adults, there will be a limited number of free health screenings including mammograms, blood pressure and
glucose checks, cholesterol screenings, foot exams and testing for PSA (prostate-specific antigen).
Kids of all ages can take part in games with prizes, hair art and glitter tattoos, a photo booth, and a Teddy Bear Hospital, where children can pretend to be doctors and nurses while caring for stuffed bears.
For details on required paperwork visit JacksonHealth.org/Fair.asp or contact the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County at 786-845-0550.