Seasonal Flu Shots Will Be Offered To All School Children

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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With funding provided by the tobacco tax passed during the recent legislative session and federal monies, the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Department of Education and local school districts statewide will offer the seasonal flu shot to all school children in grades K-12 beginning in mid-October. "It has been shown that vaccinating our children is the best way to protect other age groups from the flu as well, especially the elderly population, which is more vulnerable to the most severe effects of the flu," Dr. Paul Halverson, Health Department director and state health officer, said in a news release.

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