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Jun
11
Mon
Greer Street Brush Dump @ Brush Dump on Greer
Jun 11 – Jun 18 all-day

Brush Dump is only for residents of Pea Ridge.

Jul
9
Mon
Greer Street Brush Dump @ Brush Dump on Greer
Jul 9 – Jul 16 all-day

Brush Dump is only for residents of Pea Ridge.

Aug
13
Mon
Greer Street Brush Dump @ Brush Dump on Greer
Aug 13 – Aug 20 all-day

Brush Dump is only for residents of Pea Ridge.

Sep
10
Mon
Greer Street Brush Dump @ Brush Dump on Greer
Sep 10 – Sep 17 all-day

Brush Dump is only for residents of Pea Ridge.

Sep
13
Thu
Fall Clean Up @ Clean Up Property
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
Oct
5
Fri
Statewide Mass Flu Vaccine Clinics Announced @ Rogers Activity Center
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Statewide Mass Flu Vaccine Clinics Announced

(Little Rock, Ark.) – On Friday, October 5th, the Benton County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at the Rogers Activity Center, 315 W. Olive, Rogers, Ar., from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu vaccine clinic. If they do not have insurance, or the insurance does not cover flu shots, the vaccine will be available at no charge.

“We want Benton County residents to stay healthy this flu season, and getting a yearly flu vaccination is the best line of defense,” Loy Bailey, Benton County Health Unit Administrator, said. “We encourage everyone to come to the mass clinic or the local health unit to get their flu shot.”

Annual flu vaccination is recommended for most adults and children six months and older. The flu virus changes from year to year, and this year’s vaccine protects against the flu viruses that are expected to cause the most illness this flu season.

“The flu should not be taken lightly,” said Dirk Haselow, MD, State Epidemiologist at ADH. “We are encouraging everyone to get a flu shot to protect themselves and their families, because it is hard to predict in advance how severe the flu season is going to be.”

People of all ages can get the flu. Certain people are more likely to have serious health problems if they get the flu. This includes older adults, young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), people who smoke, and people who live in nursing homes. Therefore, ADH strongly recommends that people in these groups get a flu vaccine. It is also recommended that friends, family members and people who provide care to people in these groups also get a vaccine—not only to protect themselves but also to decrease the possibility that they might expose the people they love and care for to the flu.

The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu. Some people may have mild soreness and redness near the site of the shot and a low fever or slight headache. There are very few medical reasons to skip the flu vaccine. These include life-threatening allergic reactions to a previous dose of the flu vaccine or an ingredient in the vaccine.  People with allergies to vaccine ingredients can often receive the vaccine safely, if it is given in a doctor’s office where they can be monitored.

The flu is easily spread through coughing or sneezing and by touching something, such as a door knob, with the virus on it, and then touching their nose or mouth. Good hand washing habits are important in preventing the flu; however, the best way to prevent the flu is to get the vaccine.

For more information, go to www.healthy.arkansas.gov or www.flu.gov.

 

Oct
8
Mon
Greer Street Brush Dump @ Brush Dump on Greer
Oct 8 – Oct 15 all-day

Brush Dump is only for residents of Pea Ridge.

Oct
12
Fri
Pea Ridge Mule Jump FREE CONCERT
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
13
Sat
30th Annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nov
12
Mon
Greer Street Brush Dump @ Brush Dump on Greer
Nov 12 – Nov 19 all-day

Brush Dump is only for residents of Pea Ridge.