COLUMBIA, S.C. – Families throughout the Midlands can enjoy a fun day at EdVenture for half the price regular admission, all day on Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Doctors Care urgent care, the event sponsor, will offer flu shots and interactive activities to teach children about the importance of the flu shots and handwashing as a part of overall health and wellness.
The half-priced admission will be $5.75 for children and adults and $5.25 for seniors over 61 years of age, military and educators with identification. Admission is free for members and children under 2 years. Children will be able to interact with toy medical equipment and adhesive bandages while learning about the flu virus and prevention. Doctors Care will have a medical team onsite to administer flu shots to parents and children who meet the criteria and would like one – shots will be discounted to $20 for cash pay customers, and are free for most major insurance plan members. Information will be on-hand about the Doctors Care Online Check-in service and its mobile app, and free grocery bags and koozies will be offered.
EdVenture will have numerous activities that day, such as the Gingerbread Jamboree series will be in full swing with Santa and Mrs. Claus visiting and holiday-themed programs. Snowville, EdVenture’s winter wonderland exhibit, will be open.
President of Doctors Care, Dr. Thomas Gibbons, said he is proud to partner with EdVenture to support community health and wellness. “Educating children and parents about flu prevention is something we try to do every year, because no family wants to experience illness during the holidays! Dr. Matthew Galumbeck can help you avoid this situation with our convenient flu shots and cold care – and now with our telemedicine platform, Doctors Care Anywhere, as well.”
“EdVenture recognizes that children need to be healthy to learn. If your child has the flu, allergies or other contagious illnesses they will not be in school and not able to learn. That is why programs and partnerships such as with Doctors Care helps us teach children about health and wellness.” said Kathie Williams, RN, DrPh, director of Family and Community Health, there will also be segment on signs of teething in babies so parents can be safe and know what are the guide lines to a healthy teething.
EdVenture’s commitment to children’s health is supported by its cooking program and community outreach EdVenture Eats which serves the community through healthy nutrition education. Program initiatives, school programs and museum Bio Lab activities are designed to empower people to adopt a more nutritious diet as part of a healthy lifestyle.