Area schools to offer flu vaccine clinics | Health
School districts statewide and across Your Region 8 are teaming up with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to fight the flu.
Starting this week, they’ll be offering seasonal flu vaccines to children in grades K-12.
In Jackson County, the vaccines will be administered on the following dates at these schools:
- Jackson Co. School District: Tuckerman Elementary School on Dec. 5
- Jackson Co. School District: Tuckerman High School on Dec. 5
- Newport School District: Newport Elementary School on Oct. 25
- Newport School District: Newport High School on Oct. 25
- Newport School District: Newport Junior High School on Oct. 25
The ADH stresses the vaccine is not required for children to attend school; but, it is highly recommended.
Both the nasal mist and shot vaccine will be available this year.
In order to get the vaccine, children must have a signed parental consent form.
If you have insurance, the ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine. If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not pay, the vaccine will be no charge to you.
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