The Benton County Health Unit will give flu vaccines to the public next week.
Staff will be offering the vaccines at the Rogers Activity Center next Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Health officials say the shot will be free for people who do not have insurance. The health unit will not hold a mass vaccination clinic in Siloam Springs this year. Instead, staff will partner with other local providers to administer flu vaccinations to the public at the 2015 Panther Health Fair, which will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21 at the Siloam Springs Intermediate School.
“We want Benton residents to stay healthy this flu season, and getting a yearly flu vaccine is the best line of protection,” Loy Bailey, County Health Unit Administrator said. “We encourage everyone to come to the clinic to get their flu vaccine.”
According to the health department, children, pregnant women and the elderly are more likely to develop serious health complications if they get the flu.
See a full list of the dates and times for flu clinics in each county statewide.