State Health Officials Urging Arkansans to Get Flu Shots - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

State Health Officials Urging Arkansans to Get Flu Shots

NOVEMBER 2, 2005 - Posted at 8:00 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Time to get your flu shots.  As the flu season starts in Arkansas, state health officials are advising all Arkansans to get flu shots.

A spokeswoman for the Arkansas Department of Health said the best time to get vaccinated is now through early December.  Ann Wright said the vaccine loses its strength over time and that it takes two weeks for the vaccine to make a person immune to the flu.

The department will begin administering flu shots Monday at local health units, and has 213,000 doses of the vaccine.

No Arkansans have been diagnosed with the flu so far this season.  According to othe federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, neighboring Texas was the only state reporting regional flu activity.  Twelve states - Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Wyoming, were reporting sporadic cases of the virus.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Paragould car dealership destroyed by fire

    Paragould car dealership destroyed by fire

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:43:16 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:45:04 GMT
    (Source: Jacob Arnett)(Source: Jacob Arnett)

    A used car dealership in Paragould was destroyed by fire Saturday night.

    A used car dealership in Paragould was destroyed by fire Saturday night.

  • Region 8 man killed in early-morning crash

    Region 8 man killed in early-morning crash

    Saturday, March 25 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-03-26 00:07:18 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:27:16 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A Region 8 man died in a car crash early Friday morning.

    A Region 8 man died in a car crash early Friday morning.

  • Cut-A-Thon for Christopher held

    Cut-A-Thon for Christopher held

    Friday, March 24 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:54:00 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-03-26 00:00:27 GMT
    Christopher Copeland needs a liver transplant at UAMS to survive. (Source: Christopher Copeland)Christopher Copeland needs a liver transplant at UAMS to survive. (Source: Christopher Copeland)

    Former Jonesboro hairdresser in desperate need of liver transplant.

    Former Jonesboro hairdresser in desperate need of liver transplant.

Powered by Frankly