Health Department Schedules Additional Flu Shot Clinics in Region 8

OCTOBER 26, 2004 - Posted at 3:00 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Department of Health has identified the site of each flu vaccination clinic in the state on November 3, for high-risk groups.  The department has started a statewide distribution of the 107,500 doses received this season.

Of the 107,500 total doses, approximately 58,860 are being divided among the counties based on population base and taking into consideration ten counties with a greater number of persons 65 or older.  The remaining doses were distributed to nursing homes.

Clinics in each county will open at 8 a.m. and operate until all high-risk clients receive their shots or the vaccine runs out.  There will be no early openings at any of the clinics.  Persons qualified to receive the vaccine under Medicaid/Medicare must bring appropriate documentation to the clinic.

Arkansas has a limited supply of flu vaccine because of a national shortage.

Clinics in Region 8 counties are scheduled as follows...

-Clay, Community Center

-Cleburne, County Health Unit

-Craighead, St. Bernards Senior Care & Huntington Community Building (Jonesboro)

-Cross, County Health Unit

-Fulton, County Health Unit

-Greene, Paragould Community Center

-Independence, County Fairgrounds

-Izard, County Fairgrounds

-Jackson, ASU-Newport Fine Arts Center

-Lawrence, Main St. Church of Christ

-Mississippi, Blytheville Church of God & Osceola Community Center

-Fulton, County Health Unit

-Greene, Paragould Community Center

-Poinsett, County Health Units @ Harrisburg, Marked Tree and Trumann

-Randolph, County Health Unit

-St. Francis, County Fairgrounds

-Sharp, Ash Flat Church of Christ (Family Life Center)

-Stone, County Health Unit

-White, National Guard Armory

-Woodruff, Laura Conner Complex