NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — Mass vaccination clinics are popping up in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley as Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday every Arkansan over the age of 16 is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Governor Hutchinson announced Arkansans can call a new toll-free number for assistance with scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
The line — (800) 985-6030 — will be open Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning today, Hutchinson said.
Hutchinson said the new system will be supplementary to the existing system, which asks Arkansans to contact a pharmacy or provider for an appointment directly.
According to a spokesperson for the Bentonville-based retailer on Thursday, the company currently has appointments available for eligible Arkansans at stores across the region. For a complete list of locations see the link below.
MORE LOCATIONS TO GET COVID-19 VACCINE
Here are some vaccination clinics in Northwest Arkansas:
Rouse Family Medical Clinic
1306 S Pleasant S, Springdale
The clinic offers Moderna vaccine each Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The clinic required an appointment. Please call (479) 443-0500 to schedule. There is no charge to individuals for the vaccine or vaccine services.
JULY 29, 30 & AUGUST 2, 8, 9, 12
The City of Rogers, in partnership with Community Clinic, will be hosting a series of COVID-19 vaccine clinics. These mobile clinics will be held at various locations in Rogers, through mid-August.
Below is a list of scheduled clinics. Also, see the attached graphic.
- Rogers City Hall · July 29 · 4PM – 7PM
- Downtown (Frisco Plaza) · July 30 · 4PM – 8PM
- Rogers Activity Center · August 2 · 4PM – 8PM
- Centro Cristiano Church · August 8 · 9AM – 12PM
- Maple Grove Park · August 9 · 4PM – 7PM
- Rogers Public Library · August 12 · 4PM – 7PM
No appointments are necessary and there is no cost.
Participants will be able to choose between Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. First or second doses will be given, so those in need of a second dose can receive it. Please bring the vaccine card from your first dose. Vaccines will be available for persons ages 12 and older. Those from the ages of 12 to 17 will require a parent or guardian to be present.
About the partnership and upcoming clinics, Judd Semingson CEO of Community Clinic said, “Community Clinic is proud to partner with the city of Rogers to provide increased access to COVID-19 vaccines in our area. The fight against COVID continues, and this opportunity allows for increased hours and decreased barriers so that people can protect themselves, their families, their friends, and their community.”
Mayor Hines added, “It is more important than ever to get vaccinated. The various times and locations of these clinics have been handpicked to help increase the vaccination rate in Benton County.”
Transportation support will come through the Community Development Block Grant. Those interested in participating in one of the clinics that need a ride may be able to have one arranged by calling in advance. To request transportation assistance, please contact Donna Johnston CDBG Administrator at 479-621-1121.
Union Christian Academy is hosting a vaccine clinic in the school’s cafeteria on 4201 Windsor Drive at 5:30 p.m.
The Pfizer vaccine will be available for people 12 and older while supplies last.
Moderna vaccines will be available for people 18 and older.
More information is available on the school’s website, or call 479-783-7327.