By Graham Smithson
The vaccination effort is on the rise after a year-long battle against COVID-19.
The Arkansas Department of Health will begin holding vaccination clinics in various communities throughout the state. The weekly clinics will be in each of the five health regions of the state: Central, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast. The vaccines will be on a first-come, first-served basis to those eligible under the current vaccine distribution schedule.
Currently, those eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine include Arkansans who are 65 years old or older and educational and food workers. Participants should bring their proof of insurance to receive the vaccine. However, the vaccine will be available to those who do not have health insurance. Information about obtaining the second dose will be issued at each vaccination clinic.
Vaccination clinic time and locations, first-come, first-served:
- Central Arkansas: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 12, Greater Second Baptist Church, 5615 Geyer Springs, Little Rock
- Northwest: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 11, Conway Co. Fairgrounds, 901 E. Elm St., Morrilton
- Northeast: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 12, Arkansas Northeastern College, 2501 S. Division, Governor’s Ballroom, Blytheville
- Southwest: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12, Fordyce Civic Ctr., 300 Hwy 79-167 Bypass, Fordyce
- Southeast: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 12, Marianna Civic Ctr., 593 State Hwy 243, Marianna