Jefferson County mass flu clinic gave 742 shots

The Jefferson County Health Department provided 742 flu shots at the mass flu clinic Nov. 2 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

“The event also provided an opportunity for an emergency preparedness exercise in testing our ability to respond to an emergency where mobilization of community resources is required in response to a health issue,” Quaranner Cotledge, health department administrator, said in a news release.

Flu shots are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Health Unit. The health unit will bill the person’s health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid for the cost of the flu shot.