Arkansas launches toll-free vaccination appointment hotline


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Monday that Arkansans can call a new toll-free number for assistance with scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

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.

The line — (800) 985-6030 — will be open Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning today, Hutchinson said. Translation services are available.

The governor said that some in the state have struggled with going online to make their appointments.

“Some have struggled with going on the internet, getting the names of the locations and getting it set up,” Hutchinson said.

When KNWA/Fox24 called the hotline, it took about two minutes for a human representative to answer. This followed an automated machine listing off groups eligible for a vaccine under Arkansas Phase 1-B.

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