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Vaccines from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna have been granted emergency use authorization, meaning doses can administered in the U.S., including in Arkansas.

The first doses were administered to several frontline workers on Dec. 14 at Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) headquarters in Little Rock. Everyone in Arkansas over the age of 16 is now eligible to receive the vaccine.

These vaccines have undergone robust safety reviews and clinical trials. Though the development of the vaccines have followed accelerated timelines, safety has not been compromised. The data from the Pfizer and Moderna clinical trials has been carefully reviewed and the FDA signed off on recommendations that found them to be safe and effective with no significant safety concerns identified. A robust system is in place to evaluate safety of the vaccines even after they are in use.

The first doses were administered to several frontline workers on Dec. 14 at Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) headquarters in Little Rock. Vaccinations for health care workers, long-term care residents and workers and first responders are now occurring across the state.

Both vaccines have undergone robust safety reviews and clinical trials. Though the development of the vaccines have followed accelerated timelines, safety has not been compromised. The data from the Pfizer and Moderna clinical trials has been carefully reviewed and the FDA signed off on recommendations that found them to be both safe and effective with no significant safety concerns identified. A robust system is in place to evaluate safety of the vaccines even after they are in use.

Visit our vaccine calendar to find locations near you.

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Everyone in Arkansas over the age of 16 is eligible to receive a vaccine

Phase 1-A

Phase 1-A opened vaccine eligibility to health care workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities and these high priority groups: EMS, fire and law enforcement who serve as first responders, primary care, urgent care, college/university student health center, K-12 health clinics and school nurses, dental clinics, pharmacies, home health, private care/personal care, hospice care, dialysis centers, correctional staff involved in patient care and transfer, morticians/funeral home staff involved in direct contact or conducting transports and blood donation centers.

Phase 1-B & 1-C

Vaccinations are now open to everyone in Phase 1-B and 1-C. Eligible 1-B Arkansans include individuals who are 65 or older as well as those who work in education including K-12, child care and higher ed, food manufacturing workers, firefighters/police not in 1-A, grocery store workers, public transit workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, essential government workers and other correctional staff. Those eligible in 1-C include people who are 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions and essential workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing, public safety, finance, IT and communications, energy, media and public health workers


Download the ADH COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

How to Get the Vaccine

Long-term care residents or staff members will likely receive the vaccine through a clinic at the facility. Hospital workers will likely receive the vaccine through a clinic at their worksites. All others can receive the vaccine through a community-based pharmacy or other health care provider. Click here for a map and full list of those pharmacies around the state. The State of Arkansas established a hotline to assist Arkansans with making vaccine appointments at 1-800-985-6030.

All eligible Arkansans can make an appointment at a community pharmacy. Vaccine clinics and events may also be available through hospitals and health care providers. For those who work in education, the district, facility or college/university should determine how many doses are needed, and then contact an ADH Local Health Unit or a community pharmacy to schedule a vaccination clinic. Click here to view our community vaccine event calendar.

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