LET'S MAKE HEALTHY CONNECTIONS!

This is just a sample of the great activities and information sessions planned for the Sixth Annual Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair. This year's event will run from 8AM - NOON at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School. Make plans to stop in and receive give-aways and lots of health, safety and wellness information.  Don't forget to sign-up for door prize drawings to be announced that day!

*Outdoor activities are held weather permitting. 

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​FREE ON-SITE
HEALTH SCREENINGS
  • Healthy child screenings (development, hearing & dental) by HACAP Family Community & Health Alliance

  • Depression education for pregnant or postpartum moms by HACAP Family Community & Health Alliance

  • Lead Screenings for children under 5 years of age by HACAP Family Community & Health Alliance

  • Blood pressure checks by Virginia Gay Hospital & Clinics

  • Youth vision screens by the Vinton Lions Club

  • 1-minute HIV Tests by Linn County Public Health

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FREE WALK-IN VACCINATION CLINIC​
  • Benton County Public Health will be holding a walk-in clinic during the health fair for anyone 18 years or older who would like to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

SPECIAL GUESTS AND ACTIVITIES​
  • Free Child ID cards from the Benton County Sheriff Department

  • Free Child safety seat checks by the Vinton Police Department

  • Vinton K9 Officer “Gino” and Sgt. Parameter

  • Fire, Rescue and Law Enforcement vehicles on display

  • Hand Washing Techniques with Benton County Public Health

REACH OUT AND READ

The Virginia Gay Hospital Family Medical Clinics will be offering FREE BOOKS to kids 6 months to 5 years as part of their Reach Out and Read program while supplies last. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based, national nonprofit organization that prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with healthcare providers to provide books and encourage families to read together. The end goal of Reach Out and Read is to prepare all children who enter kindergarten to read, learn, and succeed. The Reach Out and Read model is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the program has one of the strongest records of research support of any primary care intervention. Learn more about this program on the VGH Health Care Foundation Reach Out and Read web page.