Health Clinic Saturday in Hernando
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The City of Hernando and Hernando Excel By 5 are hosting their fourth annual Children's Health Fair this Saturday, Sept. 23 for children ages birth to age 19 to provide basic health information for the community.

The Hernando Children's Health Fair is slated for the Gale Community Center, 2601 Elm Street, Hernando, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is no cost.

This children's health fair is designed to provide basic health services

and information to parents and caregivers of children. The health fair, which is free and open to the public will take place at the Gale Community Center located at 2601 Elm Street.

There will be more than 25 vendors offering free screenings, including Vision with the Southern College of Optometry, developmental screenings with Through the Roof Pediatric Therapy and DeSoto County Schools to identify children at risk of cognitive, motor, communication, or social delays that interfere with expected growth and learning, Hearing screenings with DeSoto Children's Clinic, free fluoride varnishes by the Department of Health Oral Services, blood pressure, height, weight measurements, flu shots for children ages 3 and older who are covered by Medicare and all insurances and many other resources will be available.

Activities for children offered by ConXion Gymnastics & Cheer, Hernando Taekwondo, and Stars in Motion. Bring your bicycle to the Bicycle Safety Village and sign up for a chance to win a new bicycle and helmet with the Hernando Police Department.

Car seat safety inspections will be available with the Hernando Fire Department to ensure your child's seat is property installed and used correctly.

McDonald's is donating a cheeseburger or dessert to the first 50 children who attend.

The health fair was a collaborative effort organized by Gia Matheny, City of Hernando Community Development Director and Victoria Penny, First Regional Library Early Childhood Services Coordinator along with the Hernando Excel By 5 Coalition.

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