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Fulton County Health Services to sponsor back to school immunization rush sites

Fulton County Health Services to sponsor back to school immunization rush sites

ATLANTA -- The new school year is set to start August 12, 2013 for Fulton County Public Schools and August 7th for Atlanta Public Schools. The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness will kick-off the Back to School Immunization Rush on Monday, July 29, 2013.  This year's immunization and vision and hearing screenings will be held at three points of dispensing (PODS).

“On July 29, our Nursing Division will focus on giving vaccinations, eye-ear-dental screenings and the required certifications for children to attend school,” says Patrice A. Harris, MD, Director of Fulton County Health Services. 

Accepted Forms of Payment include: Visa and Mastercard, Cash, Medicaid, United HealthCare and CIGNA. For financial assistance, clients must present proof of income. Non-Fulton County residence will be charged the full fee for services.

Preparedness Key to Safety During Hurricane Season

Preparedness Key to Safety During Hurricane Season

Imagine a hurricane making landfall on Georgia’s coastline, with winds 150 mph or greater causing terrible damage.  The tropical cyclone spawns several tornadoes as it moves inland and heavy rains cause major flooding.  High winds also persist resulting in uprooted trees and down power lines.

Splash Fountain coming to Zoo Atlanta

Splash Fountain coming to Zoo Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Zoo Atlanta guests will have a new way to cool off this summer.

The zoo announced Monday that it will add a Splash Fountain on its grounds.

The fountain, which is sponsored by the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, will be an interactive water feature that will give zoo visitors a refreshing way to take a break. More details will become available as construction gets underway.

"We're delighted about opening the Splash Fountain this summer," Zoo Atlanta president and CEO Raymond B. King said in a statement. "Zoo Atlanta enjoys a reputation as an outstanding family destination, and this feature will give our members and guests yet another fun reason to visit, play and explore the zoo."

Learn more about Zoo Atlanta at zooatlanta.org.

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life & Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker,Kenny Pugh (http://www.kennypugh.com) will launch Abstinence Matters

GRACE Walk-a-thon to encourage healthy habits

GRACE Walk-a-thon to encourage healthy habits

ATLANTA -- The Health Institute will hold a walk-a-thon this weekend to encourage children to live healthier lives.

The Greatest Race of All for Children Everywhere (GRACE) will be held Sunday, May 5 at 8 a.m.

Race entry is $29.99 for adults and $19.99 for children up to age 12. The price includes admission to the event, a T-shirt and a chance to win fantastic prizes.

GRACE will be held at Zoo Atlanta in Grant Park, which is located at 840 Cherokee Avenue SE.

Learn more and sign up at greatestraceofall.org.

Fulton County Health and Human Services answers call to action to reduce health disparities

Fulton County Health and Human Services answers call to action to reduce health disparities

ATLANTA -- April is National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme, “Health Equity Can’t Wait: Act Now in Your CommUNITY!”, is a call to action and unity for the nation to get involved and invested in reducing health disparities.  Since 2009, Fulton County Health and Human Services has been providing integrated services to residents in an effort to address health disparities and assist them with living healthier lifestyles.

“Fulton County continues to address health disparities that affect some of our communities more than others,” states Patrice A. Harris, MD, Director of Fulton County Health Services. “Everyone has a stake in community health; we have to work together to find solutions.”

Pure Tennis offering group lessons for kids

Pure Tennis offering group lessons for kids

ATLANTA -- Pure Tennis will hold clinics for local kids next month.

The lessons will run from Apr. 15 to June 3, and will be held at the Grant Park Tennis Courts for children in Glenwood Park, Grant Park, Ormewood Park and the surrounding communities.

The sessions are geared toward children aged 3-14. The registration deadline is Monday, Apr. 8.

Visit puretennis.net for more information or to sign up.