Baptist Union County to host 2021 Back-to-School Health Fair

NEMiss.News Baptist 2021 Back to School Health fair

 

NEW ALBANY, MISS., July 15, 2021 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a free back-to-school health fair for children 12 years and younger on Saturday, July 24 from 9– 11:00 a.m. The event will be held in the parking behind the hospital located at 200 Hwy 30 West. Baptist Union County will also provide COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 12 years of age or older who would like to receive the shot.

The event includes over 25 booths with car seat safety, medical, dental and vision clinics. Community resources including health tips and safety information will be available, and emergency vehicles will also be on site. School supplies will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

The Pfizer©/BioNTech© vaccines will be available for anyone 12 years of age and older, and will require a second dose of the vaccine which will be scheduled onsite after the first dose is received. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson© vaccines will be available for men ages 18 years of age and older, as well as women who are 50 years of age or older.

“We’re excited to welcome our community to our back-to-school health fair this year,” said James Grantham, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County. “Thank you to our community partners for your continued dedication to the health and well-being of our community.”

Participants will need to enter through the designated area from Oxford Road to park behind the hospital. For more information, please call 662-538-2613.

Baptist Union County offers a variety of services, including adult and pediatric inpatient care, OB emergency department, maternity, surgery, a 24-hour emergency department and diagnostics. The hospital also has PET/CT, 3D mammography, TeleHealth services and an eICU. Baptist Union County has an excellent reputation for providing quality care and recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group. Most notably, Baptist Union County earned five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the hospital’s quality, outcomes, safety and patient satisfaction.

For more information about Baptist Union County, please call 662-538-7631 or visit unioncounty.baptistonline.org.

 

 

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