Arkansans Urged to Get Flu Shot

Arkansas Department of Health officials are urging Arkansans between the ages of 25 and to get the flu shot, following a total of 15 flu deaths in Arkansas.

Half of those deaths have occurred in adults between 25 and 50 – an alarmingly high number and an uncommon demographic for flu deaths. The ADH reports that younger, healthier Arkansans are falling susceptible to the flu this year, specifically the H1N1 strain.

The ADH says that only about 30% of the 25-50 age group get vaccinated, which leaves more than 650,000 Arkansans unprotected.

Please use the Flu Vaccine Finder to locate the nearest place to get a flu shot.

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