Most kids are heading back to school in Florida next week. But before they can sit down in a classroom, many will have to sit down in the doctor's office for required vaccinations or a physical.
Free back-to-school health fairs help parents who don't have an easy or affordable way to make sure their children get the health care they need. Health News Florida's Lottie Watts followed a family at a recent health fair at St. Petersburg College.
That presents a dilemma for kids from families who are uninsured or underinsured. Lindsey Hernandez and her children have insurance through Medicaid. But that doesn't mean it's easy or convenient to get health care. At a back-to-school health fair last weekend at St. Petersburg College, four of her children got free physicals.