Jackson County Health Dept. holding back-to-school fair

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - The  Jackson County, Illinois Health Department is having a back-to-school health and activity fair on Tuesday, August 7 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The fair will be held at the JCHD in Murphysboro.

At the event, there will be games, health related educational materials, giveaways, and free services.

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The following vendors and community partners with JCHD will be participating in the event:

  • Our Little Free Library is offering a book for each child.
  • Dental Safari van will be on site to offer dental exams, cleaning, fluoride treatments and sealants.
  • Car seat safety checks by the Carbondale Police Department
  • JCHD is providing educed-cost or free immunizations to eligible children under 19 years of age.
  • There will be vision and hearing screenings also available.
  • Medicaid Managed Care Organizations representatives will answer questions about services and assist in choosing the best plan for families.
  • Other free services include height and weight checks, evaluations for WIC eligibility, and healthy snacks and recipes.

Children who participate in the services and games will receive a free backpack and school supplies.

For more information about immunizations and other clinical services, visit the Jackson County Health Department website here or call 618- 684-3143, extension 119.

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