Milwaukee families able to get school supplies, vaccines during Back-to-School Health fairs

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee families will be able to get immunizations and school supplies during two upcoming Back-to-School Health Fairs.

The Milwaukee Health Department and Milwaukee Public Schools announced the two fairs during a news conference on Wednesday, July 28.

The first fair will be at Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education located at 5075 N. Sherman Boulevard on Friday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The second fair will be at the Southside Health Center located at 1639 S. 23rd Street on Friday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

"This is an opportunity for our kids and and their parents to come and get resources and treats and the COVID vaccine and get geared up and ready for the fall," Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa said.

Students who prove they're fully vaccinated will be able to get free passes to the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Milwaukee Public Schools will require masks and social distancing this school year.

"This has been a long 17 months. And we have worked together every step of the way. And I will truly say that we have made it safe for our teachers, our students and our families in the city of Milwaukee," Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley said.

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