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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Health fair provides free medical, dental, vision, vaccinations and other healthcare

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2021) — Anaheim's free health fair returns to the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 7, as our city recovers from the pandemic with many still in need of help after job losses and lost healthcare.

The health fair is set to provide basic medical, vision, dental and COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and Pfizer shots for children 5 to 11. The event is for working families and others who may have limited access to healthcare.

One of the enduring lessons from the pandemic is the importance of good health and ensuring everyone in our community has access to care and resources.

During the pandemic and beyond, Anaheim has made major strides to address health challenges in our community. The free health fair is another effort to ensure residents in need can get the medical, dental or vision help they need.

"For so many, this free health fair will be their one chance for a physical and eye and dental exams for their kids," said Mayor Harry Sidhu, who started Anaheim's health fair in 2007 while serving as an Anaheim City Council member. "Anaheim has come through the challenge of our lifetime with the devastating impacts of the pandemic downturn. While it is great to see our city in recovery, we know there are many out there who still need help."

Now in its 15th year, the fair has become a staple among the Anaheim and Orange County communities. The health fair returns this year after pausing in fall 2020, during the peak of the winter 2020-21 surge in COVID-19 cases.

This weekend's health fair offers:

  • Dental cleanings, fillings and extractions
  • Vision exams, new glasses or prescriptions onsite 
  • COVID-19 vaccines, boosters (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson)
  • Flu shots
  • EKG, physicals, hearing tests
  • Chiropractor, acupuncture
  • Bone density assessments
  • Diabetes, cholesterol and hemoglobin tests 
  • Mammograms, pap smears
  • Specialist consultations 

The health fair runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Anaheim Convention Center is at 800 W. Katella Ave. Parking is free and accessible off West Street and Transit Plaza. The health fair will take place inside Hall E of the convention center.

Find more information, including a registration link, visit Anaheim.net/healthfair.

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