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ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The start of the school year is just a few weeks away, and it is important that parents schedule back-to-school health exams for their children now.
On Aug.10, a coalition of community organizations will hold the sixth annual St. Lucie County Back to School Expo from 7- 11a.m. at the Havert L. Fenn Center located at 2000 Virginia Ave., the event's focus is school readiness and for the child to start school on time.
The expo will provide a "one stop" access to valuable information and services for the child and the whole family, including health screenings, safety and community resource information. School supplies will be given out when the child visits a vendor's booth and backpacks are available as well; however parents must remember, this is first come first serve, and the event will start on time. Supplies will be given out until they are totally exhausted. The child must be present to receive all giveaways.
Florida has a no shots, no school policy, which means that students must provide a record of vaccination or an exemption before they can be admitted to classes. Parents are urged to attend and bring your child to access resources on Aug. 10; more than 25 agencies will be on site to provide services.
The St. Lucie Public Schools - Student Assignment Office, Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County, The Eta Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Healthy Kids of SLC, Children's Services Council of SLC, St. Lucie County, City of Fort Pierce, Florida Community Health Centers, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute, St. Lucie Medical Center and PNC bank are major sponsors of the event this year.
For more information call (772) 370-1391.