Hillsborough County Provides Free Backpacks and School Supplies to Students

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Hillsborough County, Florida - Hillsborough County Health & Social Services will support the free "Back to School Physicals and Immunizations" events throughout the summer with free backpacks and school supplies.

Free school physicals are available to any child entering a Florida school for the first time in grades kindergarten through 12. No sports, Head Start, or day care physicals will be available.

Hillsborough County Health & Social Services is a member organization of the Back to School Coalition of Hillsborough County, which hosts "Back to School Physicals and Immunizations." A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child patient at all times. An immunization record is required for free immunizations to school-aged children. Free school physicals are for any school-aged child entering a Florida school for the first time. No sports, Head Start or child care physicals will be available.

School Board member Susan Valdes will be present at the August 16 Town & Country Recreation Center Health Fair, which she has helped organize for the past four years.

The schedule is as follows:

*Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Walk-ins Welcome

3310 E. Lake Ave. in Tampa

813-242-5347

*Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Appointment Required

Walden Lake Medical Arts Center

1601 W. Timberlane Drive in Plant City

813-754-4444

*Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Appointment Required

Mintz Elementary School

1510 Heather Lakes Blvd. in Brandon

813-870-4747

*Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Appointment Required

Beth Shields Middle School

3908 19th Ave. N.E. in Ruskin

*Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Blake High School

1701 N. Boulevard in Tampa

813-870-4747

*Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Appointment Required

Town & Country Recreation Center

6039 Hanley Road in Tampa

813-870-4747

*Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Walk-ins Welcome

University Area Community Health Center

13601 N. 22nd St. in Tampa

813-870-4747

Hillsborough County Health & Social Services

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