With school season already around the corner, Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) have announced that the City’s 15th annual Back-to-School Health Fairs will be held Friday, Aug. 7, at North Division High School (1011 W. Center St.) and Friday, Aug. 14, at Bradley Tech High School (700 S. 4th St.). Both events will run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
“Our annual Back-to-School Health Fairs offer families an opportunity to get their children ready for a healthy school year,” said Mayor Tom Barrett. “We are thankful to our generous sponsors for their support and to all the organizations providing services and resources at both fairs.”
The health fairs are presented by the City of Milwaukee Health Department and United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Children’s Community Health Plan, United Healthcare, Molina Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, MHS Health Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Urban League.
Services at each fair include school-required vaccinations, lead testing, vision and dental screenings. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a BadgerCare HMO, will also bring Green Bay Packers legend LeRoy Butler as one of the special guests to the 15th annual health fairs.
“Each year we serve thousands of children at both health fairs,” said Commissioner of Health Bevan K. Baker. “Ensuring that families have access to required vaccinations and health screenings is essential to keeping schools and our community healthy year round.”
Free backpacks and school supplies will be provided to children with an up-to-date shot record, or those who receive vaccinations and lead testing at the fairs. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive gifts and services. For more information, call (414) 286-3521 or visit www.milwaukee.gov/health.