The Conway Police Department, through a partnership with Walgreens, will offer a free flu shot clinic from 4-7 p.m. Thursday.
“The vaccine is still your best defense against the flu,” CPD spokesman LaTresha Woodruff said, noting the department decided to offer the clinic because there are “weeks left before the flu season end and the virus [continues] to affect people.”
The shots will be administered in the multipurpose room on the second floor of the police department at 1105 Prairie St.
Woodruff said attendees who have health insurance should bring that information but reiterated that even “if you don’t have insurance you can receive the vaccine for free.”
CPD will also give away door prizes during the clinic.
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) said 122 people in the state have died from flu-related illness so far this season, which is the highest in two decades.
Officials said that number will likely increase over the next several weeks as flu season continues.
ADH said on Tuesday that 2,589 flu cases have been reported in Faulkner County.
“There are likely many more cases than just the ones that have been reported to us,” ADH spokesman Meg Mirivel added.