FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2023
Milwaukee Health Department Hosts 22nd Annual Back to School Health Fair
MILWAUKEE – The new school year is right around the corner, and the City of Milwaukee Health Department wants to make sure Milwaukee students and families are set up for a healthy, successful year. This year’s annual Back-to-School Health Fair will be held on Friday, July 28 at Fiserv Forum and the Deer District (1111 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The health fair is free and open to the public.
“We’re excited to bring another year of health-focused family fun to the Milwaukee community. Success in the classroom starts with a focus on wellness for the entire family, and a healthy school year starts with immunizations” said Milwaukee Health Commissioner Mike Totoraitis. “Routine immunization rates have dropped across the county since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and unfortunately those trends are also reflected in our own city. Together, we can keep our children safe and healthy by increasing the immunization rates to reflect pre-pandemic levels. Let’s start the school year strong by coming down to the Back to School Health Fair and making sure all our children are fully up to date with their vaccines.”
Services at the fair include free routine childhood immunizations (no insurance required), COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible individuals 6 months and older, other health screenings for children and adults, and free kids backpacks and school supplies.
Additionally, Milwaukee Health Department programs and community partners will provide health resources and information, Social X MKE's Health & Wellness Pillar will offer fun, fast, family workouts throughout the day, DJ RC and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Steel Pan Band will bring the music and entertainment, and the Milwaukee Bucks’ very own Hoop Troop will join for photo opportunities. Bebe’s Bistro, The Fatty Patty, Kona Ice, and Sweet Crush Ice Cream food trucks will be available in the Deer District.
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Free parking will be available at the Fiserv Forum 5th Street Parking Structure (1215 N. 5th Street). Fiserv Forum and the Deer District are directly accessible via MCTS bus routes 18, 31, 33, and 80. More information available at milwaukee.gov/BTSHF.