More than 1,000 residents get COVID-19 vaccine at The Jones Center


UPDATE: More than 1,000 people got their COVID-19 shots at the Jones Center.

After vaccinating about 100 teachers on February 25, Northwest Health continued its vaccine event today for patients over the age of 65.

With the long line of patients waiting for their shots, the day was long but rewarding for health professionals at the event.

“It has been a very busy day. We gave out about 500 vaccines yesterday to kind of trial run the process and work out the kinks. And then today, we’ve got 1,500 to give and it’s been very busy for us today, but we have a great group of community partners to come in and help us today,” said Velvet Shoults, director of clinical outreach at Northwest Health.

Shoults said people should keep an eye on the Northwest Health website for more information on future vaccine clinics.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Local healthcare providers will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for those 65 and older.

The clinic is at the Jones Center (922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, February 26.

Organizations involved include Air Evac, Central EMS, Ignite and Bentonville school students, Northwest Health EMS, Northwest Medical Center – Springdale, Northwest Technical Institute, Springdale Fire Department, and The Jones Center.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services is also hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on February 26. That event is targeting Benton County residents who are 70 and older.

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