LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – This fall, it is more important than ever to get a flu vaccination. That’s why Baptist Health is offering flu vaccines at several locations throughout Arkansas. Vaccinations are available while supplies last to adults 18 years and older at the following free flu shot events:
- Thursday, Oct. 22, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Baptist Health-Fort Smith, 1001 Towson Ave., Fort Smith; employee parking lot parallel to Towson Avenue
- Monday, Oct. 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Cabot Senior Center, 600 North Grant St. in Cabot
- Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Baptist Health-Van Buren, 211 Crawford Memorial Drive, Van Buren; hospital main entrance, under awning
- Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Baptist Health College Little Rock, 11900 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock; available for first responders and city/county employees within Pulaski County, and their families
- Friday, Oct. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church’s Stewpot, 800 Scott St. in Little Rock
- Saturday, Oct. 31, from noon to 3 p.m., Outlets of Little Rock, 11201 Bass Pro Parkway, off Interstates 430 and 30 in Little Rock
If you are a Medicare Part B cardholder and are getting vaccinated at one of these free flu shot events, please bring proof of insurance. Proof of insurance is not required to receive a flu vaccination.
Baptist Health encourages Arkansans to stay healthy and protect themselves from the flu by getting their annual flu shot, in addition to proper hand hygiene and other safety measures. The best way to prevent the flu is by being vaccinated every year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone age 6 months and older receive the flu vaccine.
The flu shot can reduce potential risks should you contract both the flu and COVID-19. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk for serious flu complications, including young children; pregnant women; people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease; and people 65 years and older. Getting a flu shot is also important for people who live with or care for anyone at high risk for serious flu complications.
If anyone is sick with a fever, cough or any symptoms of COVID-19, they should consult with their provider and not attend a shot clinic.
In addition to these free flu shot events, vaccinations are also available at Baptist Health’s primary care and urgent care locations. Insurance will be filed or a nominal fee will be charged at clinics.
To learn more about Baptist Health flu shot locations or to schedule an appointment with a primary care provider to get vaccinated, visit baptist-health.com/flushot.
For nearly 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit baptist-health.com, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.