City of Milwaukee Health Department Announces Dates and Locations for Annual Back-to-School Health Fairs
Health fairs to be held Aug. 8 at North Division High School and Aug. 15 at Bradley Tech High School
With school season already around the corner, Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) have announced the dates and locations of the City’s 14th annual Back-to-School Health Fairs.
The health fairs will be held Friday, Aug. 8, at North Division High School (1011 W. Center St.) and Friday, Aug. 15, at Bradley Tech High School (700 S. 4th St.). Both events will run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Services at each fair include school-required vaccinations, lead testing, vision and dental screenings, and other health care information.
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.
“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 who will provide services and resources at both fairs.”
The health fairs are presented by the City of Milwaukee Health Department and United Way of Greater Milwaukee in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and supported by Molina Healthcare, United Healthcare, Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield, Children’s Community Health Plan, Managed Health Services along with the Milwaukee Urban League.
“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.”
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.