NORTHWEST ARKANSAS-- Mass flu shot clinics are now open for anyone needing a vaccination. The Arkansas Department of Health started offering them for free in every county on Monday. They are day-long events where the community and the health department immunizes as many people as possible. Some clinics even have drive-thrus. Students around Northwest Arkansas are also getting free flu shots through the end of October. With the number of flu cases expected to rise in the coming weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine. For more information on clinic locations click here
In addition to the mass flu shot clinics, Benton county will also be setting up two sites offering free flu shots this Friday, October 24th.
Flu shots will be available at the Rogers Activity Center from 8:00-4:00 PM.
People in Siloam Springs can go to the Community Christian fellowship church from 9:30 to 4:00PM on Friday. Washington county will also be holding a clinic at the Jones Center in Springdale on November 1st from 8:00-7:00PM. There will be no out of pocket expense but if you have insurance the health department asks that you bring your card with you.