UPDATE AUGUST 15: Rainy weather has moved goody bags for kids and free popcorn for all inside, but all outdoor events have been canceled. Back-to-Schoolers and Adults Can Still Get Vaccinations, so come on by 401-A Broadway from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16
Fun! Prizes! Back-to-School Health Fair August 16 Includes Immunizations for all Ages
Commissioners Court Proclaims August as National Immunization Awareness Month in Hays County
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month, the Hays County Local Health Department is sponsoring a fun-filled back-to-school health fair Tuesday, August 16 at 401-A Broadway, San Marcos, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Hays County Commissioners Court has proclaimed August as National Immunization Awareness Month in Hays County.
To help take away the needle’s sting, children who arrive before Noon will have an opportunity to have their photo taken on a fire truck or SWAT vehicle. Any child or adult who gets immunized will be eligible for free snow cones and popcorn throughout the day, and there will be prizes for some lucky, vaccinated children. Health information booths will help answer fair-goers’ questions and provide guidance.
“Vaccines are one of the most significant public health achievements of all time,” Hays County Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said. “Prior to vaccines, diseases such as polio and smallpox were common childhood diseases that caused serious disabilities and even death. Today, there are no cases of polio in America and no cases of smallpox in the world. If all individuals receive a full course of available vaccinations it’s possible that many of the diseases that afflict us today will no longer be around to harm future generations.”
Cost of vaccinations is dependent on each individual’s insurance or ability to pay.