Immunization Clinics Open In Benton County Following Mumps Outbreak

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Immunization clinics opened in Benton County Thursday (Sept. 15) following an outbreak of mumps in Northwest Arkansas.

benton-county-immunization-clinicsThe Benton County Health Department and Mercy Hospital are partnering up to offer all vaccines required by students in grades 6 through 12, including the MMR vaccine, which covers mumps, measles and rubella.

Other vaccines offered at the clinics include DTaP, polio, chickenpox and Hepatitis B.

The clinics accepts all insurance plans, Medicaid, ARKids First and patients with no insurance.

The clinics will be held at the Benton County Health Department at 1200 W. Walnut, Suite 2200 in Rogers and Mercy’s pediatric clinic at 3101 SE 14th St. in Bentonville.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Sept.15 Benton County Health Dept. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mercy Pediatric Clinic 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16 Benton County Health Dept. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17 Mercy Pediatric Clinic 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29 Benton County Health Dept. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mercy Pediatric Clinic 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30 Benton County Health Dept. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 Mercy Pediatric Clinic 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health will be giving free MMR vaccinations and flu shots on Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jones Center in Springdale.

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