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Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Immunizations, sports physicals and more are part of the seventh annual Marana Care Fair, to be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at Marana Middle School.

The event, sponsored by the Marana Health Center in collaboration with the Marana Unified School District, runs from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. that Saturday. Marana Middle School is located at 11279 W. Grier Rd, Marana.

The fair is a non-profit event conducted by volunteers for the purpose of providing families in the Marana area and throughout Pima County with important health information and services, a release said.

Students in grades K-12 can get free immunizations (records must be provided), school sports physicals for $20, and eligibility screening for public assistance through KidsCare and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.

Students needing physical exams should wear shorts and tank tops. Payment must come in the form of cash, the release said.

Students and families can also visit health information service booths to learn about health insurance, fire prevention, finger printing and child emergency preparedness, child safety, medical topics, and sports programs. In addition, there’ll be a jumping castle, a clown, pony rides, food booths and much more.

Vaccines For Children Clinic provides immunization services, and physicals are directed by Marana Health Center.

Last year’s event was attended by more than 2,500 individuals; 249 vaccines were administered and 198 student sports physicals were provided.

Local businesses and community members that would like to support the Care Fair by sting a booth or providing a donation may contact Christina Noriega at 579-4920.

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