UF offers free sports physicals

UF student John Hazzard receives a COVID-19 vaccination.
UF student John Hazzard receives a COVID-19 vaccination.
Jesse S. Jones

Athletes preparing for youth and high school sports this fall can receive a free sports physical from the UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute.

The exams will take place from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday at the institute, which is located at 3450 Hull Road (second floor) in Gainesville.

Before arriving, UF said a parent or guardian should fill out the required forms available on the FHSAA website or on Popwarner.com for Pop Warner athletes.

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No appointment is necessary, and the physicals are open to anyone in Alachua County and surrounding areas.

Free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will also be available for children 12 years and older with a parent or guardian present. UF encourages registration for the vaccine, and parents must complete a consent form before their children can receive it. Insurance information is not necessary.

Masks are required while at UF clinics.

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