Who’s getting the vaccine now in Arkansas?
Phase 1-B started on Monday, Jan. 18, which means vaccinations are happening now for Arkansans who are 70 or older as well as those who work in education including K-12, child care and higher education. Vaccinations can also continue for groups in Phase 1-A, including health care workers, residents and staff at long-term care facilities and other high-priority groups. More information on the Arkansas Department of Health’s vaccination plan can be accessed at https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/covid-19-vaccination-plan.
What is UCA’s COVID-19 vaccination plan for employees?
UCA is working closely with local partners, including the City of Conway, Conway Regional Medical Center (CRMC), Baptist Health – Conway, local pharmacies and the other K-12 and higher education institutions in Conway to coordinate vaccination efforts for Phase 1-B in Faulkner County.
During the week of January 25, CRMC made 199 vaccinations available for UCA’s highest risk employees (self-identified as at-risk and then sorted by age). During the week of February 1, all employees were given the opportunity to receive a vaccination through CRMC. On February 10 and February 11, UCA graduate assistants and student workers were offered an opportunity to be vaccinated through CRMC. We will continue to work with our community partners in the coming months to match our employees and 1-B eligible students to vaccination opportunities.
As we work with our partners to receive and/or gain access to vaccines, you are free to seek other opportunities to receive a vaccine, such as through a local pharmacy or vaccination site. We will continue to communicate with campus as more updates become available.
What is UCA’s COVID-19 vaccination plan for students?
Please refer to the Arkansas Department of Health’s vaccination plan to learn more about the schedule for vaccine availability. UCA will communicate with students as more information becomes available.
Where can I find more information about the COVID-19 vaccines?
The Arkansas Department of Health has published an informative guide that covers common questions and answers regarding the COVID-19 vaccines at https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/covid-19-vaccine-faqs.