Starting Tuesday, Jan. 19, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will be operating a COVID-19 vaccine clinic targeting specific demographics. This vaccination clinic will be part of the State of Arkansas’ ongoing Phase 1-A and upcoming partial Phase 1-B vaccine distribution.
Arkansans aged 70 and older will be eligible to receive vaccines, as well as teachers and other education employees, including those in K-12 schools, child care and higher education. Individuals are not required to be UAMS patients.
The clinic will be start Tuesday, Jan. 19 and will be located on the seventh floor of the Freeway Medical Tower at 5800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock.The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Appointments are required, and appointments can be made by calling 501-686-8960.
“We have been eagerly anticipating this day for many months and are thrilled to join hospitals, community pharmacies and other health care facilities across the state to begin protecting Arkansans from the COVID-19 virus,” Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health, said in a statement. “True to our mission to improve the health and health care of Arkansans, we are committed to offering our resources and talents to support the Arkansas Department of Health in vaccinating as many Arkansans as possible as quickly as possible.”
UAMS projects that it will be able to administer more than 300 vaccines per day at the clinic.