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Free physicals, immunizations for Hillsborough County students at 'Back 2 School Health Clinics'

Posted at 6:27 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 10:58:30-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Hillsborough County Schools and the county's Back-2-School coalition are working together to provide students with free physicals and immunizations during a series of health fairs in July and August.

The goal of the fairs is to provide a cost-effective way for students to get immunizations, physicals, vision and hearing screenings. The fairs focus on uninsured or under-insured families that have to meet medical requirements for their children to attend school.

The clinics, which have taken place in the past, will look a little different this year due to COVID-19.

Precautions include:

  • No exhibitors on hand
  • No school supplies distributed
  • Limited appointment times to avoid lines
  • Required face coverings
  • Temperature checks upon arrival
  • Limit one parent or guardian per child

“The health and safety of our children is paramount," said Superintendent Addison Davis. "These supports and resources are key to our families during this time of uncertainty, and I am thankful to our strong community partners who help embrace our learners every day. Our entire county will ultimately benefit from children who are mentally and physically prepared to begin and excel in school, and these important events will aid students with the proper jump start they need for a successful year."

Students receiving medical services will also get a free backpack while supplies last.

Click here to register for one of the clinics, which will take place at the locations below.

  • Lennard High School, 2342 Shell Point Road E., Ruskin
    • Saturday, July 25 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Bowers Whitley Career Center, 13609 N 22nd St, Tampa
    • Saturday, August 1 from 9 a.m. - 1p.m.
  • Blake High School, 1701 North Boulevard, Tampa
    • Saturday, August 1 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Middleton High School, 4801 N 22nd Street, Tampa
    • Saturday, August 8 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.