Kids’ Health Fair Set for Sattler
Comal County kicks off National Infant Immunization Week with a children’s health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the CRRC’s Mabel Jones Recreation Center, 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake.
The outreach is an effort to spread the word about the importance of childhood vaccinations, according to Cheryl Fraser, Comal County director of Public Health.
“Basic childhood immunizations save countless lives every year – and more diseases could be prevented if parents and guardians had the information and resources to ensure their children were properly vaccinated,” she says. “This fair is a way for us to help get the word out about the importance of making sure all children receive the vaccinations they need.”
The fair will include games, crafts and activities for kids, as well as health and safety information and door prizes for attendees.
“We’re excited to bring our successful annual children’s health fair to Canyon Lake,” Fraser says. “We invite everyone to come out, enjoy themselves and learn more about the services available in our county to help keep them and their children healthy and safe.”
Parents and children at the fair will receive:
- Give-away bags for first 100 kids;
- Information on infant immunizations and summer safety;
- Information from local community organizations;
- Vision screenings;
- KidPrint take-home kits;
- McGruff the Crime Dog with the Comal County Sheriff’s Office; and
- Door prizes, including Schlitterbahn tickets, a Granny D’s gift certificate, Jumpy Place passes, a Landa Park Family Fun Packs, and much more.
National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28, is an annual observance highlighting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.