Ashley County Health Unit in Hamburg will have a Back to School Shot Clinic Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No appointment is needed! They are located at 401 North Cherry and may be contacted by phone at 870-853-5525.

Ashley County Health Unit in Crossett is having a Back to School Shot Clinic July 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is needed. They are located at 1300 West 5th Ave. in Crossett and may be contacted by phone at 870-364-2115.

Those with insurance cards or Medicaid cards are being asked to have them available.

Arkansas Department of Health says that “vaccines are the safest way to protect you, your children and your community from a long list of serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.” Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly - especially in infants and young children.

A goal of the ADH is to control and prevent the spread of these diseases by providing vaccines to local health units in each county and over 500 non-health department facilities in Arkansas.

“Immunization doesn’t just protect the person getting the shot; it protects the entire community,” declared the ADH. “By getting shots on time, you can protect your child and yourself from disease and protect others at home, daycare, school or work.”

Immunizations are needed at 4, 11, and 16 years of age.

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