• Spread Love, Not COVID: Student Edition

    The Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) recently completed its second of three Spread Love, Not COVID: Student Edition events on July 9 & 10.  PXU and partners administered 4,178 Pfizer vaccines to the community, which is the largest childhood immunization effort in the county to date.  The District now turns its attention to the July 30 & 31 event with Wesley Community & Health Centers, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, and Albertsons/Safeway Pharmacies.  This partnership will allow the District to offer a robust array of health services to the community, including:

    • Childhood Immunizations
    • Blood Pressure Screenings
    • Dental Screenings
    • Glucose/Diabetes Screenings
    • Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines
    • Sports Physicals
    • Mammograms
    • Well Woman Exams
    • Backpacks School-aged Children
    • Financial Wellness
    • More To Be Announced

    “Phoenix Union has remained true to our commitments when the pandemic started,” said PXU Superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson.  “One of those commitments was never to abandon our community.  By partnering with Wesley, we can provide our families with a wide range of essential services in addition to the COVID vaccine.

    “Wesley is excited to be partnering with the Phoenix Union High School District in providing Back to School Health Fairs,” Wesley Chief Executive Officer Blaine Bandi said.  “Following the COVID related challenges of the last school year, we are thrilled to be part of a community-wide response to ensure students, staff, and families are able to return to school having had access to immunizations, sports physicals, screenings, and many other necessary services.  Our goal is to provide meaningful access to care at our health clinics and throughout the school year.”

    On Friday, July 30, both Wesley locations will be open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.  On Saturday, July 31, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Golden Gate Wesley location on 39th Avenue and McDowell will be open.  We ask anyone in need of these services to register by visiting www.PXU.org/BeHealthy or calling (602) 764-1500.  Due to high demand, if no appointments are available for the July 30 & 31 event, an additional opportunity has been added for Friday, August 6, at both Wesley sites.  

    Phoenix Union will also host COVID vaccine PODs at Alhambra High School, Academies at South Mountain, Betty H. Fairfax High School, North High School, Trevor G. Browne High School, and Osborn Middle School in the Osborn School District.  These facilities will be open on July 30 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and July 31 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.  If a family needs a ride to Wesley or any PXU POD, please call (602) 764-1500 to receive your travel voucher, courtesy of Lyft.

    PXU would like to thank United Healthcare Community Plan, Albertsons/Safeway Pharmacies, Native Health, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Lyft, and Wesley Community & Health Centers for their ongoing support and partnership.   Please see below for locations and hours of operation.

  • *Wesley Community & Health Centers will serve as health clinics for families.  Please visit www.PXU.org/BeHealthy or call (602) 764-1500 to register. The following services will be offered:

    • Childhood Immunizations
    • Blood Pressure Screenings
    • Dental Screenings
    • Glucose/Diabetes Screenings
    • Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines
    • Sports Physicals
    • Mammograms
    • Well Woman Exams
    • Backpacks for School-aged Children
    • Financial Wellness
    • More To Be Announced

Spread Love, Not COVID: Student Edition