Mark your calendars. Final preparations are underway as the Edinburg Childrenís Hospital Foundation gears up for a Back-To-School Family Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at Edinburg Regional Medical Center.

Area doctors, health care professionals, vendors and celebrity mascots are getting ready for the big event. Free vaccines, health and safety education, entertainment, raffles, prizes and meet-and-greet time with celebrity mascots are enough to get any family excited about attending.

For the first time, the Edinburg Childrenís Hospital Foundation, together with the Kohlís Cares for Kids Foundation, are teaming up to provide free needle-free flu vaccines and education. To receive the needle-free vaccine FluMist, children must be 2 to 18 years old, not have an allergy to egg and not have pre-existing cold, cough or fever at the time of vaccination. Limited doses are available, so participants are encouraged to arrive early.

Parents may benefit from visiting with health care professionals and non-profit organizations to discuss programs and services available in the community.

For more information or to volunteer in this event, contact Dalinda Guillen 956-388-2036.