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Back to School Coalition assists families with “Free” immunizations, physicals, and school supplies.

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July 30, 2015

As parents are getting ready to send their kids back to school, many will realize their children will need up-to-date immunizations and physicals.

Last year alone, 1,000 families benefited from free vaccines and physicals at the 2014 Back 2 School Fair. According to School Health Services Supervisor Maria Russ, traditional community resources are limited which makes it challenging to get students to return to school on time. 

To assist families, Hillsborough County Public Schools, in partnership with the Back to School Coalition of Hillsborough County, will host several Back 2 School Fairs, enabling children to meet school requirements to start school on time.

Those who register for the event will be eligible to receive “Free” immunizations, physicals, and a backpack filled with school supplies.

Back 2 School Fair Check List:

  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany children at all times.
  • Free physicals are available for children in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12).
  • Immunization records are required for children to receive free immunizations. Sports, Head Start, and Child Care physicals will NOT be available during the fairs.
  • Free backpack with school supplies
  • Free kid friendly activities, community resources and school supplies
  • Open to all K-12 students enrolling in a private, charter or public school.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, with the exception of Leto High School (no appointment needed) call 813-443-3048.

 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Swindle Medical Center

Contact: Heather Coats

1601 W. Timberlane Dr., Plant City

 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Blake High School

Contact: Tina Young

1701 North Boulevard, Tampa

 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Lennard High School

Contact: Dee Fridella

2342 Shell Point Rd. E., Ruskin

 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Middleton High School

Contact: Tina Young

4801 N. 22nd St. Tampa

 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Leto High School

Contact: School Board Chair Susan Valdes

Best time to arrive 10:30 a.m.

4409 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa

NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED at this location

 

The 411 about School Physicals and Immunizations
Florida requires certain vaccines to be administered before children may enroll and attend school.

Why are school physicals and immunizations so important?
For schools, it is a requirement for students to have their physicals and immunizations. They are for the safety and general health of the public and the student.

What immunizations are required?
Immunization requirements for school entry can be found here or visit sdhc.k12.fl.us “go Health”.

 

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