Free back-to-school clinic draws large crowd, closes early

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico County offered free vaccines and physicals to underinsured and uninsured residents Friday. So many people showed up, the back-to-school clinic had to end early.

The free check-ups at the Richmond City Health District on E. Cary Street drew a ‘steady stream of residents’ who began lining up long before the clinic’s 8 a.m. start time.

A spokesperson said the large crowd ‘depleted’ the medical supplies roughly an hour-and-a-half before the clinic was set to end.

“There was an exceptionally long line of people at the door hours before the 8 a.m. start time, and the steady stream of residents looking to take advantage of free school immunizations and physicals depleted the vaccine supply set aside for this Back to School event by 1 p.m.,” a spokesperson for Richmond & Henrico Health Districts said in a release.

School entry immunizations are still available at the Richmond City Health District by appointment by calling 804-482-5500.  Family doctors and physicians also provide school entry immunizations and physicals.

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