stethescope.jpgMIAMI — 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 or contact the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County at 786-845-0550.