JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The
Craighead County Health Unit with the Arkansas Department of Health set up a
flu-shot clinic at the St. Bernards Auditorium Wednesday. A steady stream of
people came through from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Amy Howell with Craighead
County Health said it's important to get the flu vaccine every year in order to
be protected from the virus.
"Not only will it protect
them, but it will protect people that are around them, their family, coworkers,
friends. We've got to get our community
immunized against flu," said Howell.
Sarah Thiel a volunteer
said, "It's a really good preventative measure for individuals who want to come
out and get a flu shot especially if you're indoors a lot or at a facility
where you work where you're around large numbers of people. You're more likely to get the flu being
According to the CDC, symptoms
of the flu include fever, chills, sore throat, stuffy nose, muscle aches,
fatigue, muscle aches, cough and headache.
Young children, people over
65 years of age, pregnant women and people with health conditions are highly recommended
to get the vaccination.
Flu shots are given at the
Craighead County Health Department.