Vaccinations have begun in Arkansas. The first to receive the vaccine are healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities.
There aren’t enough vaccines available yet for all adults who want to receive it. But Arkansas will continue to receive supplies, and more vaccines may also be authorized for use.
Who’s getting the vaccine now?
Phase 1-A is happening now. This includes healthcare workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities. It also includes these high priority groups:
- EMS, fire, law enforcement who serve as first responders
- Primary and urgent medical care
- College/university student health centers
- K-12 health clinics and school nurses
- Dental clinics
- Home health, private/personal care
- Hospice care
- Dialysis centers
- Corrections officers
- Blood donation centers
Who will get the vaccine next?
Phase 1-A will likely continue through the end of January. The first groups in Phase 1-B will be eligible to get the vaccine beginning on January 18, including Arkansans 70 or older and education workers. Additional groups will be added as vaccine becomes available. See chart below for more details on Phases 1-B and 1-C.
Where do I get the vaccine?
Most long-term care residents and staff will receive the vaccine at their facility. Hospital workers will also most likely get the vaccine through a clinic at their worksite. Others in 1-A can get the vaccine through a community-based pharmacy. People in Phases 1-B and 1-C will be vaccinated at community pharmacies and medical clinics.:
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