MPS holds back-to-school health fair

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The City of Milwaukee held its annual back to school health fair today.

Health fairs are very helpful for parents and kids -- and this one today looked like it was fun too.

First of all, they held it in Deer District and Fiserv Forum -- and they had music from ADJ food trucks and free backpacks and school supplies.

One of the big focusses today was on immunizations.

Parents could check the status of their kids' immunizations and they could get shots for the new school year.

There was plenty of health information for moms and dads.

The overall goal is a successful and healthy school year.

"Health and wellness are a whole body, whole mind focus, so we know that there were a lot of mental health challenges during the pandemic. So just making sure you're really talking to your kids. Making sure that they are happy, they're healthy and they're being taken care of body, mind and spirit this school year," said Emily Tau of the Milwaukee Health Department.

The first day of school for most MPS students is Sept. 5.

For early start students, it is Aug. 14.

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