Black, minority health fair starts today in Indy

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Jul. 16—INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health will provide $2,500 in free health screenings and free COVID-19 vaccinations during the 35th Indiana Black and Minority Health Fair.

It will be at the Indiana Convention Center this weekend in partnership with Indiana Black Expo's Summer Celebration.

Opening ceremonies for this year's event begin at 9 a.m. Friday with remarks by health and community leaders in Room 130 of the Convention Center. The health fair will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in Halls I, J and K.

Ascension will provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to those 12 and older from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. School sports physicals will be offered by Community Health Network from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The health fair also will feature panel discussions that focus on incorporating spiritual wellness into daily lives, building resilient families, mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on communities and medical professionals, plus a discussion by youth on issues such as the pandemic and isolation.

A free Gospel Explosion concert will start at 3 p.m. Sunday featuring Lamar Campbell & SOP, Thomas & the Situation, Antwon Jenkins & Campfire, Standards, Andraye Speed, Lela Springfield and Joshua Rogers. Doors open at 2 p.m.

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