Flu shots offered on Election Day

Flu shots offered on Election Day
The Lawrence County Health Unit administered flu shots to those casting their votes on Election Day. (Source: KAIT)

LAWARENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Voters in Lawrence County had the opportunity to do double civic duty on Election Day.

The county health unit set up in the library Tuesday afternoon offering flu shots, right next door to a voting site.

Karen Sagaskey, health unit administrator, said they’ve done this every Election Day for the past couple of years.

“A lot of people are coming through and we just feel like if we come to the people, to the areas, it’s less of a hassle for them to make a special trip,” she said.

Sagaskey added it’s important for people to get the flu shot as a precaution.

“This year we’ve already had two deaths in Arkansas,” Sagaskey said. “It does help prevent the flu, and if you don’t have the right strain in the flu shot it does still prevent as severe of an illness.”

For those who didn’t get a shot on Tuesday, the Lawrence County Health Unit is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will also offer a late-night flu clinic on Nov. 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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