The second annual Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center has added vaccinations and health screenings to their many other services.

Spokesperson Linda Baumann said the second annual Health and Wellness Fair would feature more exhibitors and extra services to all age groups.

“We’ll have about 45 exhibitors, including mental health, physical health, we’ll have displays about aging, some things for children, and we’ll have a sleep consultant, as well as several presentations by guest speakers,” said Baumann.

Baumann said attendees will also have an opportunity to receive low cost vaccinations.

“This year, we’ll also be featuring vaccinations and health screenings,” she said. “We’ll provide flu vaccinations, and we’ll also have shingles vaccinations, and that will be the new shingles vaccine that comes in two parts. You can get the first one at the Health Fair. We’ll also have the combination vaccine for DPT, that’s diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Pertussis is whooping cough, and we’ve had an outbreak here in Missoula. Those are all being provided by the UM Pharmacy School, so the trained pharmacists will be providing the vaccinations in a private area.”

Baumann said admission to the health fair is free, but there may be a charge for the vaccinations, so all attendees are encouraged to bring their health insurance cards.

The second annual Health and Wellness Fair is Saturday, October 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center on North Reserve in Missoula.

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