Tift County Health Department has planned their 6th annual Back to School Bash in conjunction with Tift Regional Medical Center, Tift County Commission on Children & Youth and The Jay Deason Fund for Friday, July 22.
“We look forward to this event every year. Year after year, it continues to be a huge success,” states Mecca Reeves, RN, county nurse manager. “Students have the opportunity to come to the health department for all of their back to school needs in a fun environment.”
Any child entering a Georgia school for the first time will need a Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231), a certified birth certificate, and a hearing, vision, dental and nutrition screening (Form 3300). Students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering the 7th grade need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster and adolescent meningococcal vaccines. All of these services are available anytime at the Tift County Health Department; however, they will be the focus of the day on July 22.
“There will be face painting, a bouncy house and games for the kids,” says Reeves. “There will also be free school supplies, door prizes, and school and community resources. This is a great opportunity for parents to get their kids prepared for the upcoming school year.”
The event will begin at 9 am at Tift County Health Department (305 East 12th Street). For more information, contact the health department at 229-386-8373.