Wednesday, September 29th will be an opportunity for area residents to get a flu vaccine.
Here is the Press Release from the Miller County Office of Emergency Management:
Just a reminder on Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021, Miller County Emergency Management will be assisting the Miller County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) by offering flu vaccinations at no charge at Four States Fairgrounds from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The start time revised to 9:30am. 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 still be available at no charge.
“We want Miller County residents to stay healthy this flu season and getting a yearly flu vaccination is the best line of defense,” Sandra McGough, Miller County Health Unit Administrator, said. “We encourage everyone to come to the community clinic or the local health unit to get their flu shot.”
Annual flu vaccination is recommended for most adults and children six months and older. The flu virus changes from year to year, and this year’s vaccine protects against the flu viruses that are expected to cause the most illness this flu season. The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu. Some people may have mild soreness and redness near the site of the shot and a low fever or slight headache. There are very few medical reasons to skip the flu vaccine. These include life-threatening allergic reactions to a previous dose of the flu vaccine or an ingredient in the vaccine. People with allergies to vaccine ingredients can often receive the vaccine safely, if it is given in a doctor’s office where they can be monitored.
OEM Director Joe Bennett is handling logistics for the clinic and requests people arriving to the fairgrounds follow the traffic cones in the main parking lot and stop at the awning to complete some paperwork. You will be directed into the arena from that point. There is no need to exit your vehicle throughout the process.