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Clinics offer immunizations and physicals for students

Each year, students miss school due to non-compliance with medical requirements. Students must be compliant with physicals and immunizations by the October 15th deadline, but it can be a struggle for some parents to meet the requirement. To make access to services easier for parents, local health facilities have coordinated school physical clinics. The hope is that parents will take advantage of the services offered so that their children do not miss any school due to non-compliance.

Here are local events coming up that parents can take advantage of in the next several weeks:

Free Unit 4 Family Resource Fair

For all Unit 4 School District students entering Kindergarten to 12th grade. Also open to Pre-K students.

Booker T. Washington Elementary School
606 E Grove St Champaign
Saturday, September 8
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Free school physicals (provided by U of I HeRMES group), immunizations and dental exams (provided by Champaign-Urbana Public Health District). Please bring your child’s immunization records with you to clinic.

There will also be over 25 other organizations in attendance that include Parkland College, Community Plus Federal Credit Union, Carle Clinic, and Crisis Nursery. Parents are encouraged to visit the different organizations and learn more about the services they provide.

There will be food at the resource fair, as well as raffle prizes. The prizes include $50 gift cards to Walmart, Target, Meijer, and a $50 gift gas card. The larger raffle prize will be a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble and a brand new Nook Color Tablet.

Sponsors for the resource day include: RE/MAX Realty Matt Difanis, Katie Malone Blakeman for Circuit Clerk, Kristalle LaRoe of The Ryan Dallas Team, The Social Boutique’s Jan Johnson, RE/MAX Realty’s Eddie Mullins, Geovanti’s Anthony Donato, and Market Place Mall.

No appointment needed.

Questions call Sheri Williamson at (217) 721-6540 or email.


There are also other school physical and immunization clinics that will be held in the next several weeks.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

201 W. Kenyon Road, Champaign  
Questions: Please call Jennifer Deakin at (217) 531-4317
Saturday, September 22
Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Offering school physicals, sports physicals, and immunizations.

Please bring your child’s immunization records with you to clinic.

Carle Family Medicine Residents available for physicals.

In-School Flu Clinics

New this year are in-school flu clinics. A FluMist vaccination will be administered to students during the school day. The nasal spray has been administered in schools before by Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. The FluMist requires less effort on the part of the administering health facility, as well as on the part of the student, as it is a nasal spray and not a shot. These clinics also add accessibility and cost-efficiency to a preventative service that can also have a positive impact on school attendance. Provena Covenant Medical Center and Carle have both donated to make these clinics possible. These clinics will take place in late September and early October. Currently there are five schools confirmed to participate in the flu clinics, with a possibility of two more being added to that list. 

There will also be a family/community flu clinic at Champaign-Urbana Public Health District as a follow up to the in-school flu clinics. The event is open to the public. Unit 4 parents are encouraged to attend.

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