The Jefferson County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health in conjunction with Dollarway, Pine Bluff, Watson Chapel and White Hall school districts in Jefferson County will be providing seasonal flu shots to students at schools beginning Tuesday and continuing through Dec. 13.

The Jefferson County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health in conjunction with Dollarway, Pine Bluff, Watson Chapel and White Hall school districts in Jefferson County will be providing seasonal flu shots to students at schools beginning Tuesday and continuing through Dec. 13.


Health officials encourage residents to receive flu vaccine every year, because different strains of the flu are in circulation every year. This year’s vaccine protects against the flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness during the upcoming season.


School children will be bringing home a consent form with the date that the flu vaccine will be given and a fact sheet about the seasonal flu vaccine. If parents want their children to receive a flu vaccine, available in either the shot or nasal spray, they must sign and return the form. Children will not be able to receive the vaccine without signed parental permission.


If you have insurance, the Health Department will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine. If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not pay, the vaccine will be available at no charge to you.


Contact persons for each district are as follows:


Dollarway School District


Greg Lancelin


Cell 870-413-0734


Pine Bluff School District


Tasha Woods


Cell 870-872-2206


Watson Chapel School District


Kathy Wells


Cell 870-550-4646


White Hall School District


Virginia Grimes


Cell 501-658-2644


Jefferson County flu shot school clinics schedule are in order by date as follows:


White Hall School District


Tuesday


8:30 a.m. Hardin Elementary, Redfield


12:30 p.m. Moody Elementary, White Hall


Wednesday


8:30 a.m. White Hall High School


October 15


8:30 a.m. Taylor Elementary


806 West Street


October 16


8:30 a.m. White Hall Middle School


SEARK Nursing School


Wednesday


1 p.m.-3 p.m. 1900 Hazel St.


Dollarway School District


October 18


8:30 a.m. Robert F. Moorehead Middle School


12:30 p.m. Townsend Park Elementary


October 22


8:30 a.m. James Matthews Elementary


Watson Chapel School District


Oct. 23


8:30 a.m. Watson Chapel High School


Oct. 29


8:30 a.m. Coleman Intermediate School


Oct. 30


8:30 a.m. Watson Chapel Junior High School


Nov. 5


8:30 a.m. Edgewood Elementary School


Nov. 8


8:30 a.m. L. L. Owen Elementary


Pine Bluff School District


Dec. 4


8:30 a.m. Thirty-Fourth Avenue Elementary School


1 p.m. Jack Robey Junior High School


Dec. 5


8:30 a.m. Southeast Middle School


1 p.m. Pine Bluff High School


Dec. 6


8:30 a.m. Forrest Park Pre-School (housed in the old Greenville Elementary building)


12:30 p.m. Belair Middle School


Dec. 11


8:30 a.m. Southwood Elementary School


12:30 p.m. Oak Park Elementary School


Dec. 12


8:30 a.m. Broadmoor Elementary School


12:30 p.m. Pine Bluff School District


Dec. 13


8:30 a.m. First Ward Alternate School (sixth grade – 12th grade) and Central Office personnel


Noon Kids First, UAMS


University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Health Services, Brown Infirmary Building


Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School


Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m.


Quest Middle School (Charter School)


Nov. 7, 1 p.m.


Jefferson County Mass Flu Clinic


Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pine Bluff Convention Center