Opportunity for Free Physicals and Immunizations on Aug. 3

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On Aug. 3, free school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations will be offered for uninsured and underinsured students living in Vanderburgh, Warrick or Posey counties who are in kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades.  The event is sponsored by the EVSC School-Community Council, in collaboration with St. Mary’s Children’s Services, Vanderburgh County Department of Health, ECHO Community Health Care, and the Evansville Courier & Press.

Appointments are necessary and are now being made.  Call 812-435-8343 to reserve your child’s spot. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 3, at Echo Community Health Care, 315 Mulberry Street, Evansville.

School physicals, IHSAA High School Sport Physicals and immunizations will be provided at no charge to students in kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades who have no health insurance or are underinsured.  Students in those categories in grades 3, 4, and 5 who need the second dose of varicella vaccine may also schedule an immunization appointment.

The student must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and they MUST have their current immunization record. All families will be screened for Hoosier Healthwise eligibility and enrollment. Interpreters will be available to assist Spanish-speaking families.