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Valpo SMMC hosting Back to School Health Fair

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News, Featured

Published on August 09, 2017 with No Comments

The Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center will offer $20 school physicals and $20 flu vaccinations Saturday, Aug. 26 as part of a Back to School Health Fair. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Valparaiso Health Center, located just off Rt. 49 and 500 North at 3800 St. Mary Drive in Valparaiso.

In addition to school physicals and vaccinations for children and adults, the health fair will offer fun education stations featuring information and interactive displays related to common sports injuries, proper hydration, hand washing and more. Participating students will receive a free backpack. Refreshments will be provided.

School physicals and flu vaccinations must be paid for in cash at time of service. Insurance will not be billed. Parents are asked to bring the necessary school physical forms to the health fair.

Flu vaccines will only be administered to those age six months or older. Backpack quantities are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Back to School Health Fair is sponsored by St. Mary Medical Center and Community Care Network, Inc. For more information on the Back to School Health Fair, call 219-836-3477 or toll-free 866-836-3477.

St. Mary Medical Center is a hospital of the Community Healthcare System, which also includes Community Hospital in Munster and St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago. Learn more about Community Healthcare System, visit www.comhs.org.

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