Meeker children’s health fair Mon.-Tues.

MEEKER I Meeker will hold its Children’s Health Fair events on Monday and Tuesday, focusing on health screenings and immunizations.
The annual fair and preschool registration for children from birth to age 5 who are not already enrolled in preschool or kindergarten will be held at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center.
Interested parents must call 970-675-2064 to schedule an appointment. For information in Spanish, parents should call 970-756-5014.
The fair is sponsored by Rio Blanco County Public Health and Environmental Services (PHES), which will conduct vision screenings and height and weight checks. The agency will also work with the local school nurses to complete hearing screenings.
The PHES will also check the children’s immunization records and determine if immunizations are needed, then send a reminder to the parents about the the necessary shots.
Officials at PHES urge all Meeker-area parents to make appointments, which will run between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and to bring their young children to the health fair for screenings, parent education and fun for all.

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