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Back to School Fair at Metrocenter Mall

The City of Phoenix Latino Institute will sponsor the 13th-annual “Back to School and Health Fair” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Metrocenter Mall, 9617 N. Metro Parkway West. Event participants should use the south “RED” entrance south of Macy’s.

Visitors to the free Back-to-School and Health Fair can get health screenings, dental and visual check-ups, haircuts, and more. The Maricopa County Department of Public Health will offer select shots for uninsured or underinsured individuals including HPV vaccine, Meningococcal vaccine and Tdap for adolescents. The first 1,000 grade-school aged children accompanied by a parent or/guardian also will receive free backpacks with school supplies.

Participants also will be able to gather useful information from more than 60 organizations on after-school programs, health, nutrition, education, school registration, finance, voting/registration, vital records, and water safety. A panel discussion about challenges affecting the surrounding community will cap off the event. Many door prizes are awarded during the event and attendees who participate in the ending plenary session and workshops will have a chance to win bicycles, TVs and home computers.

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