The Miller County Health Department vaccinated hundreds for the flu on Wednesday.
Officials said almost four hundred people took part in the drive-thru clinic, which was held at the Four States Fairgrounds. It was free to the public. According to the CDC, flu season starts to pick up in October. Motorists we spoke to said they just want to be proactive.
Hanan Southard got her flu shot on her lunch break. She said, “It was really easy to come out here and just, I didn’t even have to get out of my car.” Hollis Simmons said she missed her flu shot last year and learned her lesson. She said, “I decided I was gonna do without it, and I had the flu and I was so sick for so long, I just didn’t think I was gonna recover from it. So, I wanted to make sure I got it this year.”
People can still get their flu shots at the Miller County Health Unit located on Walnut Street in downtown Texarkana, Arkansas.