MCC Sponsors Health Fair & Screenings

(Venice, Fla., Sept. 26, 2006) - Manatee Community College (MCC) will hold a Health Fair featuring free information and screenings by MCC health science students from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Selby Room, Professional Development Center, building 800, at MCC Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. Sarasota Health Care Services Inc. will provide free HIV screenings and vaccinations for a fee from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to learn about health concerns and diseases, including risk factors and prevention, and take free blood pressure tests. Representatives from MCC will offer information about educational opportunities in the health sciences. Career options will be covered by spokespersons from local hospitals.

Sarasota Health Care Services Inc. will give vaccinations for flu ($25), pneumonia ($40) and tetanus/diphtheria ($40). The shots are free for primary-insured Medicare patients.

For more information, call MCC Venice at (941) 408-1476; or Sarasota Health Care Services Inc. at (941) 358-7934.

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