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

November 5
Ashley County Fairgrounds at Hamburg, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 10
Crossett First Baptist Multi-Ministry Center, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bradley County

November 13
Calvary Baptist Church at Warren, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November 19
Hermitage Community Center at Hermitage, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chicot County

October 23
Lake Village Expo Center at Lake Village, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

October 27
Dermott City Hall at Dermott, 1-3 p.m.; Old Eudora Health Unit at Eudora, 9 a.m. to noon.

Cleveland County

October 17
Pioneer Village at Rison, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

October 30
Cleveland County Health Unit at Rison, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

November 3
Kingsland City Hall at Kingsland, 9-11:30 a.m.; New Edinburg Community Center at New Edinburg, 1-4 p.m.

November 5
Woodlawn High School Building at Rison, 12:30-6 p.m.

Desha County

October 22
Desha County Health Unit at Dumas, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

October 23
Desha County Health Unit at McGehee, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Drew County

October 30
First Assembly of God Church at Monticello, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lincoln County

November 10
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.

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