Jefferson County announces flu clinics


The Jefferson County Health Unit will sponsor a mass flu clinic and clinics at area schools.

People at risks for the flu, including pregnant women, are encouraged to get a seasonal flu shot. Shots are also provided at the health department, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mass Flu Clinic

The department will host the Mass Flu Clinic Nov. 2 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. On this day, persons receiving the flu shot will not have any out of pocket expense, a spokesman said.

School clinics

The Jefferson County health department in conjunction with school districts in Jefferson County will

be providing seasonal flu vaccine to school children. If you have insurance, the health department will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine. If you don’t have insurance or your insurance company doesn’t pay, the vaccine will be no charge to you, according to Quranner “Q” Cotledge, Jefferson County health department administrator.

School clinics are scheduled:

Oct. 10 — Greenville Elementary 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 11 — Broadmoor Elementary 8:30 a.m.; W. T. Cheney Elementary 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 17 — James Matthews Elementary 8:30 a.m.; Martin Elementary, Altheimer

Oct. 18 — Dollarway High School 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 24 — L.L.Owen Elementary 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 25 — Robert F. Moorehead 8:30 a.m.; Townsend Park Elementary noon

Oct. 31 — Watson Chapel High School 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 1 — Southwood Elementary 8:30 a.m.; Watson Chapel Junior High 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 5 — Coleman Intermediate 8:30 a.m.; Edgewood Elementary 1 p.m.

Nov. 8 — White Hall High School 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 9 — Redfield Middle School 8:30 a.m.; Hardin Elementary 10 a.m.; Moody Elementary 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 14 — Jack Robey Junior High 8:30 a.m.; Forrest Park Pre-School 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 16 — Oak Park Elementary 8:30 a.m.; Thirty-Fourth Avenue Elementary 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 27 — Southeast Middle School 8:30 a.m.; Belair Middle School 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 28 — Taylor Elementary 8:30 a.m.; Grady Elementary 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 — Pine Bluff High School 8:30 a.m.

Dec. 6 — White Hall Middle School 8:30 a.m.

Dec. 14 — First Ward Alternate School 8:30 a.m.;