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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -
With school about to start in most counties in South Georgia, many students are getting ready to learn lessons about math and grammar.
But Thursday in Tifton students learned about something else that will help them in school.
Students like the son of Stephanie Billington. Thursday she watched as her son gets vaccinated against tetanus and chicken pox. It's part of the annual ritual for many students.
"It was just the shots. I wanted to make sure, like I said, he was ready for school," she said.
Nine year old Braydon Cribb didn't get shots, but still learned how to deal with some sharp situations.
"What do you do if you see a gun? And my brother said 'you go and tell a parent'," he said.
They were both at the Back to School Health and Safety Fair today at the Tift County Health Department.
Chenoa Coker from the Health Department said, "we actually had 175 to 200 bags prepared for the children and we exceeded that."
The students and parents learned about all aspects of staying safe.
"We just want to make sure that they're aware of things," said Coker.
And they were able to meet the people who keep them safe during the rough times.
Coker said, "you want to make sure that you can call on them whether it's an emergency or whether it's just to talk to them in regards to something that's going on to get information on what needs to be done."
But it wasn't all serious business at the Health Fair. There was an opportunity for the students to have some fun as well.
"We've had the YMCA come out. They gave their time up for the children to be able to do the bouncy house that they brought out for them," said Coker.
Organizers are hoping that the students are able to take some lessons with them to have a healthy and safe school year ahead.
Coker says that if you didn't get a chance to get to today's health fair, you can always contact your local Health Department to see what services are offered for everyone - including students going back to school.