Swedish, Other Local Health Providers Helping Provide Free Immunizations, Backpacks to School Kids a

Swedish, Other Local Health Providers Helping Provide Free Immunizations, Backpacks to School Kids at Aug. 28 Event in Tukwila

SEATTLE, Aug. 27, 2010 -- With school just around the corner, it’s important to make sure your child’s health-care needs are up to date, especially when it comes to immunizations.

With that in mind, a variety of local health organizations led by Swedish – including Community Schools Collaboration, Public Health of Seattle & King County, Washington Global Health Alliance and HealthPoint – are sponsoring and hosting a free back-to-school immunization clinic on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 1-5 p.m. at Showalter Middle School (4628 S. 144th St.) in Tukwila.

In addition to providing free immunizations, organizers will giveaway free backpacks to the first 200 students to participate in the clinic.

For more information, contact the Tukwila School District at 206-901-8000.

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About Swedish

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. It is comprised of three hospital campuses – First Hill, Cherry Hill and Ballard – a freestanding emergency department and ambulatory care center in Issaquah, Swedish Visiting Nurse Services, and the Swedish Physician Division – a network of more than 40 primary-care and specialty clinics located throughout the Puget Sound area. In fall 2009, Swedish broke ground on a new medical office building and hospital in the Issaquah Highlands, as well as an emergency department and medical office building in Ballard. More recently, Swedish announced plans to open freestanding emergency department and ambulatory care center facilities in Mill Creek and Redmond. In addition to general medical and surgical care, Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, pediatric specialties, organ transplantation and clinical research. For more information, visit www.swedish.org and www.swedish100.org.

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