Jul 25th, 2012
LAKE WALES – Starting school can be complicated – especially for any family that has waited until the last minute to enroll a new student without the correct records or immunizations.
To help avoid delays when school starts on Aug. 20, the Polk County Health Department is working with the Lake Wales Charter Schools and other partners to provide free back-to-school shots and physicals at a “Back To School Blast.”
The event is set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Lake Wales Health Department, 835 W. Central Ave.
The Health Department will provide free immunizations and physicals on a first-come, first-served basis. A parent or guardian must accompany the child, and should bring the child’s current immunization record (blue or white form).
“We especially hope to serve children starting preK and kindergarten, as well as incoming seventh graders who need state-required boosters,” said Paula Alford, school nurse for the Lake Wales Charter Schools. “This is a great opportunity for families.”
The event is open to any family in the greater Lake Wales area or eastern Polk County.