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Flu shot clinics coming to every county

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Even though there are few cases of the flu right now, you want to get your shot before the season starts.

Beginning October 22 and through the first week in November the Arkansas Department of Health is providing flu clinics in every county. Some will even be drive thru clinics where you can get your shot without even leaving your car.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone six months and older get a flu vaccine. The shot is 60 to 90 percent effective.

If you have health insurance, ADH will ask your insurance company to pay the cost of the shot. If you have Medicare, Medicaid, or ARKids First, bring your card so ADH can file with the insurance company. If you do not have any form of insurance or if your insurance refuses to pay, the vaccine will be free.

To find out about the clinic nearest you, click here.