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Registration open for Manatee Miles benefit walk

Registration open for Manatee Miles benefit walk

Bradenton, Florida -- Registraion is underway for Manatee Miles, one of the fastest growing annual events at Manatee County’s most popular conservation area, Robinson Preserve. 

Low cost wellness screenings

Low cost wellness screenings

Manatee County, Florida -- The Manatee County Health Department will offer low cost wellness screenings to the general public.

The wellness screening will include a health risk assessment and complete metabolic and lipid panels. These tests screen for blood sugar levels, body mass index, liver and kidney function, and cholesterol levels. The fee for this general wellness screening is $50.00.

Health department to offer flu shots at Manatee County Fair

Health department to offer flu shots at Manatee County Fair

Bradenton, Florida -- The Manatee County Health Department will offer flu shots to attendees at the Manatee County Fair on Jan. 23, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Flu shots will be available for free to children ages 3-18 years, and for $25.00 to those ages 19 years and over.

Health department offers flu shots to local businesses

Health department offers flu shots to local businesses

Bradenton, Florida -- The Manatee County Health Department now offers flu shots on-site at local businesses.

All businesses with 10 or more interested employees are eligible to have a health department team visit the business and administer flu shots to employees.

Flu shot shortage at some CVS pharmacies

'Fiesta de Salud' Health Fair Saturday

'Fiesta de Salud' Health Fair Saturday

Bradenton, Florida -- On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Manatee County Health Department will host "Fiesta de Salud", a health fair to raise awareness about health issues in the Latino community.

During the fair, attendees will have access to various screenings and activities free of charge that include HIV and STD rapid testing with results available every 20 minutes, pregnancy testing, cholesterol testing and blood pressure and diabetes screenings.

There will also be family-friendly activities including face painting and children's games.

Apartments can now receive free help to go "smoke-free"

Apartments can now receive free help to go "smoke-free"

Manatee County, FL-- A new grant given to the Manatee County Health Department can now help apartments and condos to create smoke-free policies, but that's not all! A release about the event says the first five locations to implement smoke-free policies will be featured in a commercial!

Health department offers free back-to-school immunizations

Health department offers free back-to-school immunizations

Bradenton, Florida -- The Manatee County Health Department is offering free childhood immunizations, including back-to-school immunizations, for all children age 18 years and younger.

The health department is located at 410 6th Ave. East. Hours are Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. Appointments are first come, first serve.

To attend school, children must have documentation of proper immunizations on file at school before classes begin.