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College of Pharmacy’s Pharmtoberfest Health Fair will be held on Oct. 24

The College of Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists will hold the 17th annual Pharmtoberfest Health Fair on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the D.W. Brooks Mall, in front of the College of Pharmacy and adjacent to the Science Learning Center. Sponsored by Kroger, the free event will include flu shots, health screenings, health education, food, games and a special visit from Hairy Dawg.

Open to all UGA faculty, staff and students, as well as the local community, Pharmtoberfest celebrates American Pharmacists Month. It will include screenings for high blood pressure, high blood sugar, bone marrow donors, HIV and body mass index.

In addition, booths from student health groups across campus will provide information on breast cancer awareness, diabetes, high blood pressure, immunizations, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol education, over-the-counter medication safety, safe drug disposal and more.

Flu shots will be available through the University Health Center. Interested participants are asked to bring their insurance card or $50 to offset the cost of the vaccine.