Back to school is no joke when it comes to things other than clothes, backpacks and school supplies. It's also important to keep our kids healthy and make sure they are up to date with things like physical's, dentist appointments and IMMUNIZATIONS. Both of my school aged children needed shots this year...

have you checked to make sure yours are up to date? Just in case, Medical Center Hospital can help! They're holding a Healthy Kids Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Health Clinic at 840 West Clements in Odessa.

Children ages 4 to 18 can receive free back to school shots if a parent or guardian are present and records are provided. These vaccines are on a first come first serve basis. If your child needs a physical, those are available for only $15 today as well. This 'fun day' will also have face painting, games and music for the kids.