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Flu Vaccinations Available at Local Health Units

Posted: 09/21/20

Little Rock, Ark. – Flu vaccinations are now available on a walk-in basis at Local Health Units across Arkansas.

There is no out-of-pocket expense for the vaccine, and appointments aren’t required. People should bring their insurance cards to the unit. If they do not have Read More

Health Department Urges Safety as Storm Brings Flood Risk

Posted: 08/27/20

Little Rock, Ark. – As Hurricane Laura moves inland and brings heavy rain to much of Arkansas, it’s important to be aware of the health risks associated with floods. Flood water and sewer overflows can contain bacteria, viruses and other organisms that cause disease.

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Be Aware of Potential Scams

Posted: 08/21/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health is warning about two separate potential scams in recent days in which scammers posed as officials to try and extract payment from victims.

In one case, a caller purporting to be a contact tracer directed a person to Read More

Suspension of expiration dates on medical marijuana patient cards to end September 30

Posted: 08/21/20

Little Rock, Ark. – Earlier this year, the Arkansas Department of Health suspended expiration dates on medical marijuana registry cards due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This allowed individuals to temporarily use their cards past the expiration date written on their card.

However, this temporary extension Read More

World Hepatitis Day

Posted: 07/28/20

Little Rock, Ark. – July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. It is estimated that 290 million people worldwide have viral hepatitis and do not know. Hepatitis causes significant health problems, and even loss of life.

Symptoms of hepatitis C include: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, light-colored stool, loss of appetite, fever, Read More

Answer the Call: ADH Contact Tracers May Reach Out

Posted: 07/09/20

Little Rock, Ark. – When a patient tests positive for COVID-19, case investigators and contact tracers work backwards to trace where the person has been and who has potentially been exposed.

This work is called contact tracing, and it’s a critical step toward containing the Read More

Summer Safety: Fireworks, Food, Swim, Heat, and COVID-19

Posted: 07/01/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Fourth of July is coming up this week, so it’s an important time to remember firework, food, swim and heat safety along with precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Precautions

Arkansans are advised to Read More

Summer Safety: Fireworks, Food, Swim, Heat, and COVID-19

Posted: 07/01/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Fourth of July is coming up this week, so it’s an important time to remember firework, food, swim and heat safety along with precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Precautions

Arkansans are advised to Read More

COVID-19 testing events planned across state

Posted: 05/27/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health will host a series of drive-thru COVID-19 testing events at locations across the state beginning this Friday.

At each event, there will be no out-of-pocket cost for the tests, and tests will be offered to anyone who wants Read More

Arkansas State Board of Health Special Meeting

Posted: 05/15/20

WHO: Arkansas State Board of Health

WHAT: Special Teleconference Meeting

WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2020 at 3pm

WHERE: Teleconference

1-866-434-5269 Access Code: 7207010

WHY: Resolutions and other business

Note: For more information on the Arkansas State Board of Health, click Read More

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