In this busy time of the year it might be more challenging for our local residents to get their flu shot or the screenings they need. Luckily, the 9Health Fair is here to help. It will be held this Saturday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Platte Canyon High School gymnasium. 

A wide variety of screenings will be available, from blood chemistry panel to COVID19 antibody test. A full listing of services can be found on the 9Health website, 9healthfair. org. 

Charlotte Wytias is the site coordinator of non-medical volunteers, and represents the Rotary Club of Conifer, one of two sponsor organizations. She and her team will be joined by Mary Ann Wesoloski of the Senior Alliance of Platte Canyon. She is coordinator of medical volunteers. These two groups will be working together to ensure that the event is a success. 

Wytias stated that the 9Health Fair is important to our community because “There is very little in the way of medical services that are easily accessible. The flu shots and screenings offered here can provide this.” 

Each participant is requested to make an appointment online prior to arrival. These may be made up to one hour of the closing time of 1 p.m. “We understand that some of our residents don’t have internet access and they are welcome to attend without pre-registering,” says Wytias. However, scheduling online is preferred. 

Everyone will be required to wear a mask, have their temperature taken, and answer three questions prior to entering the facility. Social distancing procedures will be in place, including markers. All volunteers will be masked and, where applicable, wearing other protective equipment. 

The 9Health Fair at Platte Canyon High School is also supported by Moore Lumber and Hardware, which provided supplies, and King Soopers, which donated food gift cards for blood donors. 

Organizers highly encourage our neighbors to take advantage of the important services at this event. As Wytias stated, “The 9Health Fair can help those in our community with resources they may not be able to have.”

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