The Arkansas Department of Health will provide flu vaccines across the state in preparation for the 2015-16 flu season. Each county health unit will host mass flu vaccine clinics.
Those who have insurance should take their insurance cards to the flu vaccine clinic. Those who don’t have insurance, or the insurance doesn’t cover flu vaccine, the vaccine will be available free.
Flu clinics in Southeast Arkansas:
Ashley County Fairgrounds at Hamburg, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Crossett First Baptist Multi-Ministry Center, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church at Warren, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hermitage Community Center at Hermitage, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lake Village Expo Center at Lake Village, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dermott City Hall at Dermott, 1-3 p.m.; Old Eudora Health Unit at Eudora, 9 a.m. to noon.
Pioneer Village at Rison, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cleveland County Health Unit at Rison, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kingsland City Hall at Kingsland, 9-11:30 a.m.; New Edinburg Community Center at New Edinburg, 1-4 p.m.
Woodlawn High School Building at Rison, 12:30-6 p.m.
Desha County Health Unit at Dumas, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Desha County Health Unit at McGehee, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
First Assembly of God Church at Monticello, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lincoln County Health Unit at Star City, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
It is important to get a flu vaccine every year, because the flu virus changes. This year’s vaccine protects against the flu viruses that are expected to cause the most illness this flu season, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.