Back-to-school fairs have been planned ahead of the fast approaching 2018-19 school year.
The Clark County School District begins classes on Aug. 13.
Cox Las Vegas, in partnership with presenting sponsor Naqvi Injury Law, will be conducting its 11th annual Cox Back-to-School Fairs at four area malls beginning July 21.
This year, fair will offer school required immunizations only at The Boulevard and Meadows Mall. Immunizations provided by Wal-Mart Pharmacy, Immunize Nevada and Nevada WebIZ. Cost ranges from no co-pay to low-fee and no charge depending on a family’s insurance status. Immunize Nevada will have immunization information available at all four fairs.
The dates for the 2018 Cox Back to School Fairs are:
Sat., July 21: Downtown Summerlin, 2025 Festival Plaza
Sat., July 28: The Boulevard, 3528 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Sat., Aug 4: Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane
Sat., Aug 11: Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Rd.
All Cox Back to School Fairs are open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Walmart Wellness Day will kick off the retailer’s busy back-to-school season in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at stores around the valley. This free event provides students and their families access to health services including immunizations, health screenings and in select locations, free vision screenings. Parents will also be able to speak one-on-one with a Walmart pharmacist about any health concerns they have for their children going into the school year.
FirstMed Health and Wellness Centers, in conjunction with SilverSummit Healthplan and its partners, will host free back-to-school immunization clinics on July 28 and Aug. 11 to help families meet Nevada’s immunization requirements and prepare kids for the coming school year.
Immunizations will be provided at no cost and on a first-come, first-served basis to Medicaid eligible, uninsured and underinsured school-age children and adolescents. Available immunizations protect against many communicable diseases including mumps, hepatitis A and B, and Varicella (chicken pox). Children attending school in Clark County must be immunized against pertussis (whooping cough) before they can attend kindergarten and prior to entering the 7th grade.
In addition to immunizations, other health services including dental education, vision screenings and Medicaid application and enrollment assistance will be offered during all of the back-to-school events.
The immunization clinics will be held on these dates at the following locations:
Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FirstMed Health Wellness Center
3343 S. Eastern Ave, Las Vegas
Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FirstMed Health and Wellness Center
3940 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. #105B
North Las Vegas
Happy Face Foundation will hold a back-to-school fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at Springs Preserve. During the event, students attending will have the opportunity to have academic counseling, register for classes, get medical exams, get haircuts, and receive free school supplies such as backpacks.
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