GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – A Back to School Health Fair will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 the Gallia County Health Department located at 499 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis. The theme is “Healthy Kick Start” and is also being sponsored by the collaborative partners of area school nurses, Gallia County Job & Family Services, and the Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center (ESC). All school aged children and their parents are invited to participate.

The clinic will include immunizations, health screenings, and stations focused on healthy living to help start the school year on the right track. Other events include face painting for kids, ice cream, and prizes and giveaways for both children and adults. Lunch will be provided by the Colony Club and the Gallia-Vinton ESC. Big Buck Country (WXBW – FM 101.5) will also have a live remote to promote the event.

The Gallia County Health District reminds parents that children need most of their immunizations by the age of two years. There are new immunization requirements for Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grade entrance. These immunizations are provided free of charge to children who qualify for Vaccine for Children (VFC) through 18 years of age. Medicaid and Private insurance accepted.

All Children should have a current immunization record and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you don’t have a current shot record, please contact the Health Department at (740) 441 – 2950 prior to this date. Immunizations are always available. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4p.m. at the Health Department. Please bring insurance card at time of visit.