2018 October 04
Flu season is here, but El Dorado schools are getting children ready for it.
Northwest Elementary held a flu clinic today.
The Arkansas Department of Health offers them to pre-schools and elementary schools across the state.
The school nurse tells us such clinics give parents more options for keeping children safe and well.
“In this school, we have about 508 students, and so that really provides a wide opportunity for so many more children to be able to get the vaccine when some parents might not be able to get to a doctor’s office or take them to the health department.”
The Centers for Disease Control tells us flu viruses spread easily when those infected coughs, sneeze or talk.