Throughout the fall semester, the Little Rock School District in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Health hosted a series of free flu vaccination clinics for students at various schools. On October 25, Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe attended the flu clinic at Terry Elementary after school.
Arkansas First Lady Beebe walked around providing students with moral support while receiving their shots. She even brought along her friend, Flat Stanley, for extra support for the children. Mrs. Beebe also engaged with the parents, teachers, nurses and others on staff.
On Monday, November 1, the Little Rock School District in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Health will begin holding free flu vaccination clinics at secondary schools, beginning with Dunbar Middle School. Secondary school flu clinics will be held during school hours. Parents of the student(s) who would like to have their child/children vaccinated at the school must complete the parental permission form and the Health Department consent form, which can found on the LRSD website (www.LRSD.org), along with the list of schools and times where these flu vaccine clinics will be held.
This year’s flu clinics are only for the school-age children who are enrolled in the Little Rock School District. If the families of the students would like to also receive the flu vaccine, they may do so at one of the Arkansas Health Department’s mass clinics, one of which will be held on Wednesday, November 3, at the Arkansas State Fair Grounds.