Arkansas health officials are bracing for the upcoming flu season, after the prevous one was the deadliest in three decades. Last year, 227 flu-related deaths were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health.
With this year’s season to begin in less than two weeks, officials are preparing to kick off mass flu vaccination clinics in every county.
2018 has already seen more flu cases compared to this time last year, according to Medical Director for Immunizations Jennifer Dillaha. However she says the flu being seen doesn’t appear to be any worse than previous viruses