The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to teenagers age 12 to 15.
UAMS will begin offering the vaccine to this age group of Thursday, May 13.
The Pfizer vaccine was authorized for 12-15 years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday, with Gov. Asa Hutchinson announcing on Tuesday that the vaccine would be authorized in Arkansas.
Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for individuals age 12-15. However, both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are reportedly pursing emergency use authorization for this age group.
UAMS offers a vaccine clinic at the Centre at University Park at 6401 West 12th St., in Little Rock, as well as a drive-thru clinic in Fayetteville.