Flu Shots to be Offered Thurs., Sept. 28th at Beebe Unit of Health Dept.

Sep 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Top Story

On Thursday, September 28th, the White County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at 306 N. Gum, Beebe from 8:00am to 4:30pm. People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu vaccine clinic. If they do not have insurance, or the insurance does not cover flu shots, the vaccine will be available at no charge. “We want White County residents to stay healthy this flu season, and getting a yearly flu vaccination is the best line of protection,” Trudy Noble, White County Health Unit Administrator, said. “We encourage everyone to come to the mass clinic or the local health unit to get their flu shot.” People of all ages can get the flu. Certain people are more likely to have serious health problems if they get the flu. This includes older adults, young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), people who smoke, and people who live in nursing homes. Therefore, ADH strongly recommends that people in these groups get a flu vaccine. It is also recommended that friends, family members and people who provide care to people in these groups also get a vaccine—not only to protect themselves but also to decrease the possibility that they might expose the people they love and care for to the flu.