Free backpacks, dental and visual screenings offered at the back-to-school fair on August 5
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Free backpacks, dental and visual screenings, and COVID-19 vaccines will be offered this week at a back-to-school fair hosted by Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy II.
The Gift and Resource Fair will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 5 at the Walnut Recreation Center, located at 3075 N. Walnut Road.
Commissioner McCurdy will donate approximately 2,000 backpacks during the event. There will also be free dental and visual screenings and COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 12 years of age and older.
About 30 community organizations will participate, including the Northeast Region Command of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation, Optimum Medicine and Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield.
“With the new school year fast approaching, it is important to help our friends and neighbors prepare their children for school with new backpacks and school supplies, and to help them stay healthy.” , said Commissioner McCurdy. “We will be offering the COVID vaccine to anyone 12 years of age and older and I hope anyone who has not yet been vaccinated takes this opportunity to protect themselves and their family from the virus. “
The county says the gifts are first come, first served because stocks are limited.