Dates for 13th Annual Back-to-School Health Fairs announced

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by Jesse Tovar

MILWAUKEE -- With a new school year just around the corner, the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) has announced the dates and locations of the city's 13th annual Back-to-School Health Fairs.

The health fairs will be held on Friday, August 2, at Mother Kathryn Daniels Conference Center, 3500 W. Mother Daniels Way - 35th Street and Hampton Ave. Another fair will take place on Friday August 16, at South Division High School on 1515 W. Lapham Blvd. Both events will run from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"Our annual Back-to-School Health Fairs offer families an opportunity to get their children ready for a healthy school year," said Mayor Tom Barrett. "I am grateful to our generous sponsors for making this outreach possible." 

Some of the services that occur at the fairs include vaccinations, lead testing, vision and dental screenings, and other health care information. Free backpacks and school supplies will be available to children with an up-to-date shot record, or those who receive vaccinations and lead testing at the fairs. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive gifts and services.

"Each year we serve thousands of children at both health fairs," said Commissioner of Health Bevan K. Baker. "Ensuring that families have access to required vaccinations and health screenings is essential to keeping schools and our community healthy year round." 

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