Due to a delay in flu vaccine shipment that will temporarily decrease the amount of vaccine available to the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is rescheduling several high school flu immunization clinics. This will allow ADH to make flu vaccine available to elementary-aged children who are key transmitters of influenza in the community. In addition, it will allow ADH to provide flu vaccine to more people who are at highest risk for severe flu illness. These high risk people include pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma. The high school flu immunization clinics will be rescheduled at a later date. In the meantime, ADH encourages all people over the age of 6 months to get immunized against the flu. Flu vaccine is already available through many other health care providers, including pharmacies around the state.
Kerry Krell, MPH, CHES
Public Information Officer, Office of Public Health Communications
Arkansas Department of Health
Please note the Updated Ffu Clinic Schedule in the paragraph below:
This year, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), LRSD is holding Flu Immunization clinics in schools to provide flu vaccine for students and staff. Click here for the UPDATED Flu Clinic schedule (Pago 2 en Español).
It is very important that you follow through with all the steps required so that your child can be protected from the flu.
For your child to receive the flu vaccine, you must:
1. Read and sign the linked the Vaccine Information Statement for the vaccine (espanol)
2. Read and Sign this FERPA consent form (Note: both 1 & 2 MUST be signed) (espanol)
3. Read and complete the front and back of the ADH consent form.
4. PRINT clearly all information required on ADH consent form.
5. Make sure you have signed the ADH consent form for the flu vaccine.
6. Sign the school district consent form.
7. Return both consent forms to your child’s school as quickly as possible