Immunization fair begins this weekend in Biloxi

Do you need to get you child immunized for school? Well Biloxi Excel By 5 can help.

Beginning Saturday, Biloxi Excel By 5, along with a host of sponsors, will kick off its second annual immunization fair series from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coastal Family Health Center, 715 Division St.

Vaccines will be given to school age children at no out-of-pocket expense, but parents and guardians must bring their insurance card, a photo ID and their child’s shot record in order for their child to receive the necessary shots.

The fair will continue on Saturday, July 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coastal Family Health Center where vaccines will be administered along with health screenings for dental, hearing, vision, speech and language. In addition, a child safety awareness segment will take place from 8 a.m. to noon for police, fire, boat, bus, bicycle, etc. safety. 

Also, on Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25, vaccines will be administered at Lopez Elementary School, 140 St. John Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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News and notes

Traffic counts: Motorists on some major thoroughfares in Biloxi may notice those small black traffic counters stretched across the travel lanes. Gulf Regional Planning Commission is updating its traffic counts, which help guide community planning efforts. You can find a link to the existing traffic counts and other traffic information on the city’s Traffic page. To go there, click here.

Podcast encore: This week’s City Desk podcast, a 26-minute report focusing on development in Biloxi, will be broadcast by iHeart radio on its “Gulf Coast Issues” program. The radio show, hosted award-winning iHeart News Director Kelly Bennett,  airs Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on 92.5 The Beat, at 10 p.m. on Magic 93.7, and at 10:30 p.m. on K99. The program also will air sometime Sunday morning and Sunday evening on NewsTalk 104.9.  To see the podcast page now, click here.