Free Flu Shots In Local Health Units


The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is offering free flu shots in all Local Health Units (LHUs). There will be no out of pocket cost for patients, regardless of their insurance status. The state continues to see a high number of flu cases and flu-related deaths this season. Any Arkansan who has not yet received a flu shot can go to the LHU near them. LHUs are listed on the ADH website at

ADH is reporting 125 flu-related deaths so far this season. Three of those deaths were children. It is not too late to get your flu shot this flu season. Even in years where the flu shot is not perfect, it is still the best protection from the flu that is available. Other important ways you can help prevent the spread of flu include: washing your hands, avoiding people who are sick, coughing into your elbow, avoiding touching your face and eyes, and staying home when you are sick.

Flu symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, muscle or body aches, fatigue and a headache. Symptoms may also include vomiting and diarrhea in children. Influenza antiviral prescription drugs, like Tamiflu, can be used to prevent or treat influenza if started soon after symptoms begin.   MORE


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