Berrien County Health Department hosts ‘Back to School Bash’ this month

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – The Berrien County Health Department will host a “Back to School Bash” this month to help families get their kids ready to go back to the classroom.

The “Back to School Bash” will be held on August 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Health Department’s Niles office (1205 Front St.) and on August 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Benton Harbor office (2149 E. Napier Ave.).  

During the events, the Health Department will provide free hearing and vision screenings and immunizations required for school entry, including the COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12 years and older.

“As kids head back to school in-person this year, it’s so important that they are healthy and ready to learn,” said Courtney Davis, acting health officer, Berrien County Health Department. “We know that the back-to-school season can be a busy and stressful time for everyone, so we are happy to help families prepare for that transition.”

The events will feature activities, giveaways, and healthy foods for kids and resources for parents in Berrien County.

Kids will also get the chance to meet with local law enforcement and see inside a fire truck and police cars.

All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while participating in any of the events’ indoor activities.

Click here for more information on the “Back to School Bash” and required immunizations and screenings for kids heading back to school.

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