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CHH Get Well Wednesdays begin Aug. 1 at Huntington Mall


With the new school year just weeks away, Cabell Huntington Hospital, the Hoops Family Children's Hospital, Cabell Pediatrics, the Huntington Mall and the Cabell-Huntington Health Department want to send students back to class with a positive attitude about health, nutrition and fitness.

Get Well Wednesdays will take place at the Huntington Mall on August 1, 8 and 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cabell Huntington Healthy Kids Play Place, located near the Elder-Beerman dome.

Each week, there will be special activities, health screenings and giveaways that will give kids a chance to learn more about their health, staying fit and eating nutritious food at home and school.

Weekly activities:

August 1

  • Eat Well, Feel Well: Cabell Huntington Hospital nutrition experts will provide a simple and healthy lunchbox packing demonstration with free samples
  • Screenings include: Hearing, Vision and Scoliosis
    Screenings will be provided by nurses and physicians from the Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital and University Pediatrics
  • Immunizations (See list of available vaccinations below.)
    Parents/guardians MUST bring shot records to receive vaccinations for their children.

August 8

  • Chat with a doctor: Pediatrician Dr. James Bailes, with Cabell Pediatrics, and his office staff will answer general health questions and provide health screenings related to staying healthy and preventing obesity in children.
  • Screenings include: Hearing, Vision and Scoliosis
    Screenings will be provided by nurses and physicians from the Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital and University Pediatrics.
  • Immunizations (See list of available vaccinations below.)
    Parents/guardians MUST bring shot records to receive vaccinations for their children.

August 15

  • Huntington Y Fitness Fun
    Join fitness experts from the YMCA for energizing and fun activities for children and adults.
  • Screenings include: Hearing, Vision and Scoliosis
    Screenings will be provided by nurses and physicians from the Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital and University Pediatrics.
  • Immunizations (See list of available vaccinations below.)
    Parents/guardians MUST bring shot records to receive vaccinations for their children.

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department will provide the following adolescent and childhood immunizations on Aug. 1, 8 and 15 (Parent/guardian MUST bring childhood shot record for each child receiving immunizations):

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
  • Rotavirus
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Inactivated Poliovirus
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Varicella
  • Meningococcal
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Tdap

*Tdap and Meningococcal are REQUIRED for any student going into 7th and 12th Grade for the 2012-2013 school year.

Back-to-school supplies and health information will also be provided to students. For more information, please call 304-399-6742.

  • Last updated: 10/05/2012
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