Pacific Pharmacy Students to Host Free Health Fair, June 25

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JASLYN GILBERT

Oakland residents will have access to free health services, including blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol screenings, Sunday, June 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay, 655 International Blvd in Oakland.

University of the Pacific pharmacy students, under the supervision of licensed pharmacists, will provide free health care services and education to the underserved population in the community.

In 2015, the event attracted approximately 100 attendees, and an even greater number is expected this year.

The event is organized by the Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research Education Society (VNCARES) Committee and pharmacy students at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

The purpose of VN CARES is to promote health issue awareness, knowledge and preventative care in the Vietnamese community, in addition to creating opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in health care to gain experience and work in the community.

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