Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Arkansas?
All Arkansans aged 12 or older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
Where can I get vaccinated?
The UCA Student Health Clinic is now vaccinating students, faculty, staff, and immediate family members of UCA faculty and staff by appointment. This includes any family members age 12 years and older who live in the house. To schedule an appointment, please call the UCA Student Health Clinic at 501-450-3136.
Conway Regional Medical Center is also maintaining appointment opportunities for all eligible categories. Call Conway Regional’s Patient Navigation Center at 501-506-CRHS (2747) to schedule an appointment. Visit https://www.conwayregional.org/covid19vaccine to learn more.
Vaccines are widely available. You are welcome to be vaccinated at any participating community pharmacy or clinic. The State of Arkansas has a Vaccine Call Line (1-800-985-6030) to learn about vaccine opportunities in your area. You may also visit the Arkansas Department of Health website to find a provider near you: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/.
What is UCA’s COVID-19 vaccination plan?
The University is dedicated to the health and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff and is working tirelessly to help vaccinate employees and students as quickly as possible. Since Governor Hutchinson announced on Jan. 18 that Phase 1-B of the state’s vaccination plan would begin, the university, in conjunction with local healthcare partners Conway Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Baptist Health-Conway (BH-C), organized vaccination opportunities for faculty, staff and students. By the end of February, all interested UCA employees, including student workers and graduate assistants, had opportunities to receive the vaccine.
With the expansion of phase 1-B on March 8, opening of phase 1-C on March 16, and then opening up eligibility to everyone age 16 and above on March 30, the entire student body became eligible to receive the vaccine.
On May 3, the UCA Student Health Clinic began vaccinating immediate family members of UCA faculty and staff (age 12 years and older). Making the vaccine available to immediate family members is an important way to continue to protect our campus community.
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.