Immunization fair set for school-age children

Biloxi Excel by 5 is looking to help parents who may have to take their children to Gulfport or Pascagoula to get state-required immunization shots since the health department office in Biloxi has closed.

Beginning Saturday, the Biloxi Excel by 5, along with a host of sponsors, will launch the Biloxi Excel by 5 Immunization Fair. The initial session will be at Coastal Family Health Center at 735 Division Street in Biloxi.

Vaccines will be given from 8 a.m. to noon 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 at Lopez Elementary School, 140 St. John Ave., Monday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, July 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
See the fair flyer


News and notes

City Council: The Biloxi City Council has two meetings today, a 10:30 a.m. session to discuss a workforce housing proposal in east Biloxi and its regularly scheduled 1:30 p.m. meeting. Both sessions are at City Hall and are open to the public. To see the agendas and supporting documents, click here.

Breakfast with the Mayor: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, who presented his first Breakfast with the Mayor in July 2015 at Hard Rock Live, will have a repeat performance Wednesday morning at 8 at Hard Rock Live. Besides providing an update on ongoing city initiatives and projects, the mayor will help unveil the 2016 Biloxi Seafood Festival Poster.¬†Interested in attending? RSVP to or 228.604-0014.