The Arkansas Department of Health and area school districts are gearing up for the 2019 flu season, with mass flu clinics scheduled for the public and clinics set at local schools.
In Magnolia, the Columbia County Health Unit and the ADH will host the annual mass flu clinic Thursday, September 26, at the health unit, 207 W. Jefferson St. in Magnolia.
Vaccines will be administered at a drive-through line from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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.
According to the ADH website, other public flu clinics include:
The Lafayette County Health Unit will host a clinic Friday, September 27, from 7 a.m. -3:30 p.m. the health unit, 1113 Chestnut St. in Lewisville.
The Hempstead County Health Unit will host a clinic Friday, September 27, from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Hempstead Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope campus, 2500 S. Main St. in Hope.
The Nevada County Health Unit will host a clinic Thursday, September 26, from 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Fairgrounds Road in Prescott.
The Ouachita County Health Unit will host a clinic Tuesday, September 24, from 7 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at the health unit, 740 California Ave. in Camden.
The Miller County Health Unit will host a clinic Wednesday, September 25, from 7 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at the Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 E. 50th St. in Texarkana. Also, on November 8, there will be a clinic from 9 a.m.-noon at St. Edwards Church, 407 Beech St. in Texarkana.
The Union County Health Unit will host a clinic Thursday, September 26, from 7 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at the Union County Fairgrounds, 1430 E. 19th St. in El Dorado.
Area school districts have scheduled flu clinics as follows, according to the ADH website:
Magnolia School District
Central Elementary School, November 13.
East Side Elementary, November 12.
Magnolia Junior High School, November 19.
Magnolia High School, November 14.
Walker Pre-K Center, November 14.
Emerson-Taylor-Bradley School District
Emerson Elementary School, Emerson High School, Bradley Elementary School, and Bradley High School clinics will be October 11.
Clinics will be held October 22 at Taylor Elementary School and Taylor High School.
Lafayette County School District
Lafayette County Elementary School in Lewisville, October 16.
Lafayette County High School in Stamps, October 9.
Nevada School District
Elementary and high school, October 1.
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