All Arkansans aged 12 or older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Amendments of Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine authorizations allow for the use of a third, additional dose for certain immunocompromised individuals. The third dose should be administered at least 28 days following the two-dose regimen of the same vaccine to individuals ages 18 or older for Moderna and ages 12 or older for Pfizer.
Where can I get vaccinated?
The UCA Student Health Clinic is offering the Pfizer BioNTech / Comirnaty vaccine at no charge to 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.
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.
What is UCA’s COVID-19 vaccination plan?
The University encourages its students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated. 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. 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.