Free Kindergarten health screenings

By WEEK Producer

April 20, 2012 Updated Apr 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could have been prevented by basic childhood immunizations.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is encouraging parents to make sure their school aged children are up to date on their immunizations.

Saturday, as part of the second annual kindergarten transition fair, District 150 is offering free health screenings for children who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall.

"We are trying to reach out to the families that would otherwise not be able to obtain this service and these things are necessary to be able to get into kindergarten," said Karin May Banks, of Methodist In-School Health. "And So we're trying to make it easy for the families and just collaborate with the district to bring it all together for a one stop shop."

The fair runs from 9 am until 3 pm at the Hult Health Center.
There are a limited number of time slots available and to schedule an appointment, call 685-5140.

The fair also includes kindergarten registration, and a meet and greet with your child's teacher and principal.

A free lunch will be served and free shuttle service to and from the event is available.

Drop off and pick up locations include:
-Glen Oak Community Learning Center
-Harrison Community Learning Center
-Valeska Hinton


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