FoundCare, Inc. Hosts Free Back-to-School Vaccine Event

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FoundCare, Inc. Hosts Free Back-to-School Vaccine Event
Students to receive COVID vaccines and free backpacks filled with school supplies

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – FoundCare, Inc., a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center, is hosting a Back-to-School Vaccine Event on Saturday, July 31 from 8 a.m. to noon at its FoundCare Pediatric North office. Located at 5205 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 150 in West Palm Beach, the free event is open to all vaccine-eligible children aged 12-years old and older. Parents are invited and encouraged to get vaccinated with their children.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been authorized for use in children ages 12 to 18 by the CDC and will be administered on-site. Parents are asked to bring their children’s COVID vaccine records, as well as their own, if they have received the first shot. Second doses will be scheduled at the same location on August 21. Students who receive a vaccine will get a backpack filled with school supplies while supplies last. Children must be present to receive a free backpack.

Pre-registration is now open for the Back-to-School Vaccine Event. Parents are strongly encouraged to pre-register all vaccine-eligible children online at https://foundcare.org/B2SVaccine. Pre-registration will close on Thursday, July 29. Although pre-registration is strongly encouraged, on-site registration will also be available.

“We want to make sure students are prepared for the new school year,” said FoundCare CEO Yolette Bonnet. “We especially want to be sure they are vaccinated against COVID and are able to start the first day of school with the supplies they need. FoundCare was the first drive-through testing site in Palm Beach County at the start of the pandemic and we have been a trusted provider throughout. We hope families will use this opportunity to ensure their students are best positioned for success and good health in this pivotal academic year.”

Sponsors for the event include Sullivan Benefits/OneDigital, Palm Health Foundation and the Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation.

To help further its mission of fulfilling unmet healthcare and social service needs of individuals and families in Palm Beach County, FoundCare offers pediatric and adult primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health services, dentistry, laboratory services, women’s health (including screening mammography), X-rays, and an on-site pharmacy. FoundCare’s services are accessible throughout their locations in Palm Beach County, with their Palm Springs center conveniently offering all services in one location. By providing quality healthcare to the Palm Beach County community, FoundCare serves as a healthcare home to patients of all ages.

FoundCare accepts most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay on a sliding fee scale based on household size and income. For more information about the free vaccine event and general information about FoundCare’s services, please call 561-HEALTHY (561) 432-5849 or visit http://foundcare.org.