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Back-To-School Health Fair: Saturday, July 30

Jul 19

Our BACK-TO-SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR is back and bigger than ever with everything you need to get your kids ready to return to school in August! Join us Saturday, July 30th, for a day full of fun, activities, games, giveaways, healthcare services, and more!

Free Activities

From 10 AM – Noon on Saturday, July 30th, we have tons of activities and freebies to make the day fun. Some of the activities include:

Free Produce Giveaway

We’ve teamed up with the Kansas Food Bank for another free produce giveaway! The produce is FREE and anyone in need of food is invited. We will be handing out free fresh produce while supplies last, please bring your own bag or box to carry your produce.

The free produce giveaway starts at 9 AM and goes until all the produce is gone, which typically happens in the first 1-2 hours. The produce giveaway is outside, so please be sure to dress appropriately for the heat, bring water, and if possible something to provide shade. We will have volunteers on hand to help and there is parking available in our West parking lot.

Where?
HealthCore Clinic
2707 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67214

When?
Saturday, July 30
9 AM — until supplies run out

Image of hundreds of people lined up for a free produce giveaway at HealthCore Clinic in Wichita, Kansas.

Health Services

Going back to school means it’s time for physicals, immunizations, check-ups, etc. You can get these done at the fair or schedule a time to meet with our medical team during the coming weeks. Here are the services you can get during the Health Fair on Saturday:

Sports Physicals

8:20 AM – 11:20 AM
$15 Per Physical
Please call 316-691-0249 to reserve a time in advance

Also called pre-participation physical examinations (PPE), sports physicals are usually a part of registering youths for participation in a sport. Organizers & teams generally require an evaluation for children to participate in sports at school or recreation centers.

A PPE helps to assure that your young athlete is healthy and physically ready for their chosen activity such as baseball, football, martial arts, soccer, or track. Before registering, check with the organizers about their eligibility requirements and bring any paperwork your child’s organization may have. Please bring your child’s immunization records and a list of any medications your child takes, including prescription medications and over-the-counter medicines. The purpose of the PPE is to help minimize the risk of injury while your child plays.

Back-To-School Physicals

8:20 AM – 11:20 AM
$15 Per Physical
Please call 316-691-0249 to reserve a time in advance

For all children heading back to school, a proper checkup is important to evaluate any issues your growing child may be dealing with. For example, a back-to-school physical exam can touch on whether a child’s vision is developing properly and address any other physical development issues that are important to a growing child.

Back-to-school physical exams will vary based on the child’s age, but typically the provider will:

Please bring your child’s immunization records and a list of any medications your child takes, including prescription medications and over-the-counter medicines.

A doctor gives a young African American girl a back-to-school physical exam.

Immunizations

8:20 AM – 11:20 AM
Please call 316-691-0249 to reserve a time in advance

Back-to-school immunizations and vaccinations are an important part of your child’s wellness and many schools require records of current immunizations. Immunizations are part of well-child exams and KAN Be Healthy exams. Schedules for these exams are very consistent for every child. Your child should have wellness checkups at ages 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, 2 1/2 years, 3 years, and annual visits after that. If you have not completed a well-child or KAN Be Healthy exam this year, this is a great time to schedule one.

Some parents worry that vaccinations can lead to certain health problems. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have done a number of studies on vaccine use and autism, and they have disproved that there’s a link between the two. Vaccines aren’t only safe, but they also play an important role in keeping all children healthy.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines & Boosters

10 AM – Noon
FREE
No appointment needed

HealthCore Clinic is an official COVID-19 vaccine site that offers vaccines for all eligible ages.

Pfizer & Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are now available for Kansas children ages 6 months to 6 years. These vaccines have undergone clinical trials specifically for children ages 6 months to 6 years old to determine that the vaccine is safe, effective, and appropriately dosed.

“The vaccine remains the best way to protect from serious illness. This important development will help keep children safe and stop the spread of COVID-19,” Janet Stanek, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. “We encourage all parents or guardians of eligible Kansans to discuss this with their healthcare provider or the medical professional at the location where you receive care about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot.”

Anyone 6 months or older can get the vaccine or a booster — at the Health Fair or by scheduling a time that works best for you. During the Health Fair, no appointment is needed. The vaccines are safe, effective, and free.

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Back-To-School Health Fair flyer with details on the event for July 30th, 2022. All information on the flyer is covered on the webpage in greater detail.