Free, back-to-school immunizations and low cost physicals available for uninsured kids
By Vince Johnson
As the upcoming school year approaches, uninsured children are invited to attend a series of summer immunization fairs where free immunizations and low-cost school physicals will be available.
Broward Health Cora E. Braynon Family Health Center and Broward Health Margate Health Center will be hosting the events in an effort to safeguard children against pertussis (whooping cough), measles, rubella, influenza and other dangerous diseases that impact the health and wellness of school-age children.
The summer immunization fairs are being promoted among local youth-oriented organizations, including The Healthy Start Coalition, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, local daycare centers and public/private schools. Spanish- and Creole-speaking staff will be available at the events to accommodate families.
The summer immunization fairs will take place at the following locations:
Cora E. Braynon Family Health Center, 200 N.W. Seventh Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – July 22, 3 to 6 p.m.; Aug. 5, 3 to 6 p.m.; Aug. 21, 10 to 2 p.m.
Broward Health Margate Health Center, 5109 Coconut Creek Pkwy., Margate, Fla. – July 29, 3 to 6 p.m.; Aug. 12, 3 to 6 p.m.; Aug. 19, 3 to 6 p.m.
For more information on summer immunizations and low-cost school physicals or to book an appointment for an uninsured, school-age child, please call Cora E. Braynon Family Health Center’s Pediatric Department at (954) 759-6600 or Broward Health Margate Health Center at (954) 759-7477.