Flu Shots and Community Resources Offered at Sonoma Valley’s Community Health Fair

The Sonoma Valley Community Health Fair was held on Saturday, October 1st at the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center and provided a range of services from flu shots to community resources to families in the valley.

Sonoma Valley Hospital performed 96 no-cost flu shots and 17 scoliosis and balance screenings. The Hospital also had information about breast cancer and the Project Pink program, which is funded by the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation providing free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women ages 40 and older during rest of the month of October.

The Sonoma Valley Community Health Center (SVCHC) provided about 50 non-metabolic health screenings including body mass index, glucose, blood pressure, fluoride treatments for children and information about Covered California. This year’s enrollment period for Covered California will begin on November 1st.

Local and county organizations, ranging from social services to voter registration, offered a range of resources and information to participants. The Valley of the Moon Lions Club performed 40 free vision screenings. An array of activities, raffles and entertainment, included: a kids’ corner, inflatable soccer shootout, face painting, DJ Refugee, Sonoma Dance Conservatory, ballet folklorico Quetzalen, Ohtli Yolilitzli Aztec dance group and El Verano zumba group.
Thank you to the organizing committee, Sonoma Valley Hospital and La Luz Center, as well as participating booths for making this event possible.
For more information about the event, please contact SVCHC by phone at 707-939-6070 Ext. 112, email at events@svchc.org, or Facebook by visiting Sonoma Valley Community Health Fair.

The Sonoma Valley Community Health Fair is part of the Binational Health Week (BHW), the largest mobilization effort in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population living in the United States and Canada. For more information please visit www.binationalhealthweek.org