Legislator Howard Johnson Announces Health Fair in First Legislative District

Modified: July 8, 2020 1:35pm

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Erie County Department of Health will be hosting a pop-up health fair for residents

Buffalo, NY – Saturday, June 27th is National HIV Testing day. To spread the word, Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson and the Erie County Department of Health are hosting a pop-up health fair that will feature important screening programs.

The fair will take place in the parking lot of St. John Kanty Church in Buffalo at 101 Swinburne from 9 am to 1 pm.  Offerings include free HIV testing and Narcan distribution along with free condoms and sexual health information. The Erie County Cancer Services program will be on hand with information regarding the results of the New York State Department of Health cancer cluster study and Erie County’s role in cancer prevention. Smoking cessation information will also be available.

“Prioritizing your health cannot wait especially during this pandemic. We need preventive screenings and accurate information in our community so people understand what’s available to help them.  Health disparities among minorities and inner city communities put us all at risk in the City of Buffalo during COVID-19 – take action to get healthier and join us on Saturday!” stated Legislator Johnson.

Attendees are asked to wear a mask, and practice safe social distancing. For more information, visit www.erie.gov/health.