Hundreds Attend 25th Annual Citywide Back-To-School Health Fair

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(Memphis) The 25th Annual Citywide Back-to-School Health Fair took place Saturday.

Hundreds of kids attended the event. They received free dental and health screening and free backpacks to help them get ready for the school year.

Sponsored by various community partners, this event provides necessary physical exams and immunizations to students going back to school.

"Events such as these are vital in our community, especially in the inner city," said Pam Houston, Director of Special Events and Community Affairs at UTHSC. "An abundance of these residents do not have the means for these services, and as an institution that promotes patient-centered health care, we hope to encourage the community to stay up to date with their medical necessities."