Mass Flu Clinics, Flu and Heart Disease
Mass Flu Clinics
|Updated: 10/29/2012 5:37 pm
||Published: 10/29/2012 4:35 pm
The Arkansas Department of Health will offer mass flu clinics tomorrow at the state fairgrounds.
You can get your flu vaccinations from 10am to 5pm.
This is video from last year's event.
The health department is providing seasonal flu vaccines at mass clinics - in every Arkansas county.
The centers for disease control and prevention recommends everyone ages six months and older get a flu vaccine this year.
The vaccine protects against the three flu viruses - research indicates will cause the most illness during the upcoming season.
Flu and Heart disease
Two Canadian researchers found the influenza vaccine could be an important treatment for maintaining heart health and warding off cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks.
During their study, the flu vaccine provided about a 50% reduction in the risk of a major cardiac event.
A similar trend was also seen for the flu vaccine reducing death from any cause.
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