FHN Offering School Physicals, Vaccinations at August 17 Event

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — To help make sure all Freeport Dist. 145 students are ready for school, FHN will offer school physicals and the Stephenson County Health Department will offer vaccinations at the upcoming Community Day at Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ in Freeport.

Freeport Dist. 145 has a new First Day Exclusion policy this year – all students must have the proper vaccinations and physicals prior to the first day of school, or they will not be allowed to attend.

FHN will offer school physicals from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; parents can sign an authorization form the day of the event or send along a completed form (available from Mt. Calvary).

The Stephenson County Health Department will offer the necessary vaccinations (authorization forms available from Mt. Calvary) from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. There is a $20 administration fee for each vaccination for those who do not qualify/are not enrolled in Medicaid.

The free Community Day event will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17 at Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ, 420 Challenge Street in Freeport. There will be information and activities for the whole family, including a prayer tent, pampering for single moms and dads, games and crafts for the kids, a free lunch served at noon, and prizes and music. Limited school supplies will be given away and there will be a clothing giveaway for babies and children.

All students who attend Community Day can register to win an autographed poster and flyer of Rockford native Fred VanVleet of the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors and other Raptors merchandise.

Other participants in the event include:

Freeport Pregnancy Center
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – Community Action
Voter registration

For more information on the Community Day, call 815-232-4021.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 19 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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