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STATEWIDE–The 36th annual Indiana Black and Minority Health Fair runs through Sunday at the Indiana Convention Center.

You can get back-to-school immunizations, education, school sports physicals, and more than $2,500 in free health screenings.

This year’s health fair theme is Commit to be Fit! It emphasizes the need to recommit to personal health after many Hoosiers delayed their health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Whether you need to get your cholesterol checked or are overdue for a breast exam or need a required back-to-school vaccine, the health fair can help you get back on track to good health,” said State Health Commissioner Doctor Kris Box.

The following free vaccinations and screenings will be available: COVID-19 vaccinations, HIV testing, and screenings for dental, foot, and ankle, as well as other health needs. Back-to-school vaccinations for children ages 5 years and older will be available all four days. (Please bring proof of insurance if you have it.)

School sports physicals will be provided at no cost, on a first-come, first-served basis, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 15 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16.

In addition to health screenings, the health fair will feature educational panels on topics including Alzheimer’s and dementia care; caring for the caregiver; spiritual wellness; mental health; diversity in research studies; substance use disorder; physician-patient relationships; and youth suicide.

It is free to enter the health fair.