The Centers for Disease Control and Families Fighting Flu organization have designated today as Children’s Flu Vaccination Day. The designation helps emphasize the need to vaccinate children ages 6 months to 18 years of age (and the people they come in contact with) against influenza in the winter months. (Did you know that flu season runs from October through May? It typically peaks in February, so this is still a good time to get your vaccinations.)
- Flu kills 100 children every year and sends 20,000 kids to the hospital.
Rogers Medical Center (near the Pinnacle Promenade Mall) still has flu vaccinations available every day from 7:30 to 4:30 with NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. (I took my three kids there a few weeks ago, and we got right in with less than 5 minutes waiting time.) Other Mercy Health clincs also offer flu vaccinations by appointment. For more information about the risks of flu, click on the icon above to visit the CDC website. For more info on local vaccinations, call Mercy Health System at 479-338-5555 or visit their website by clicking the banner ad at the top of this page.